2015, Colour, Mexico, First Films World Competition



Production Team

Director : Celso Garcia

Screenwriter : Celso García

Cinematographer : Emiliano Villanueva

Editor : Jorge García

Cast : Damián Alcázar, Joaquin Cosio, Silverio Palacios, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Américo Hollander

Music : Dan Zlotnick

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Bertha Navarro, Alejandro Springall, Guillermo del Toro, Springall Pictures, S.A., Londres nº 44, Ciudad de Mexico, D.F. 04100 Mexico (Mexique),



THE THIN YELLOW LINE chronicles the journey of five men as they travel along an old road that links two forgotten Mexican towns. These men have been hired to paint the centre line that divides the road. They set out in an old ’76 pickup to cover more than a hundred and twenty miles of asphalt with a thin line of yellow paint. And they have less than a fortnight to do it. Toño, the man in charge, is a lonely 71-year-old. An old road hardhat, he helped to build thousands of miles of roads all around Mexico in the seventies. Now he has been put at the head of the crew who are going to paint the thin yellow line. This is how he meets Pablo, a 20-year-old who is passing by on his way to the United States to join his brother, who he hasn’t seen in four years. But this is a job where nothing ever goes as planned. It’s a story with straight lines, curves and potholes, just like life itself.



Celso Garci?a was born in Mexico City in 1976, and currently lives in Guadalajara. He has written and/or directed five shorts: Su radito (2002), Cabeza de huevo (2003), Zapato (2004) directed by Jesús Ochoa, Pata de gallo (2004) and La leche y el agua (2006), winner of 26 international awards including Best Short at Guadalajara, Havana, Huelva, Cartagena, and Los Angeles Latino. His script for THE THIN YELLOW LINE participated at screenwriters’ labs in Cannes and Sundance.



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