Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal are back in their first film together since their breakthrough performances in Alfonso Cuaron's film Y Tu Mama Tambien, with the new film Rudo y Cursi, which hits theaters on May 8. Luna and Bernal play two brothers who live in an impoverished Mexican village and work in a banana plantation, when they're given a chance at a better life as professional soccer players, after a talent scout discovers them. Beto (Luna), a firey and passionate goalie is nicknamed Rudo ("Tough") and Tato (Bernal), who harbors aspirations to be a singer, is nicknamed Cursi ("Corny") and their lives are transformed for better... and worse.
The film marks the feature directorial debut of Carlos Cuaron, Alfonso's brother who also co-wrote Y Tu Mama Tambien, and the first film produced under the new company Cha Cha Cha, which was formed my the visionary Mexican filmmakers Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Alfonso Cuaron. I sat down with writer-director Carlos Cuaron and also with the two stars, Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal, and you can take a look at the two exclusive video interviews by clicking below.
Rudo y Cursi hits theaters nationwide on May 8.