A crumbling old house in a historic neighbourhood in Guadalajara serves as the home for one cat and four artists and students on the brink of adulthood. When the animated if erratic Diana moves in, she upsets the delicate balance of roommates, setting into motion a turbulent year in which each must face their personal fears, love and loss, and the uncertainty of the future. In her debut feature, Gómez Córdova masterfully uses the particular ambiance and charm of her location to evoke a bittersweet moment of fragility and change. The Blue Years poignantly and subtly captures the drama and banality of living away from home for the first time in a house full of strangers, each absorbed in their individual quests to find out who they are and what their lives will turn out to be.
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