(Variety) EXCLUSIVE: Go Youth! Teaser Premiere
Picture Tree Intl. has picked up global sales rights to Mexican feature “Go Youth!” (¡Ánimo
Juventud!), directed by Carlos Armella. PTI will present the project, now in final
postproduction, for the first time at the Ventana Sur film market. Variety has been given
exclusive access to the first teaser for the film.
The movie tells the intertwined stories of four teenagers struggling with the absurdities
of life and rebelling against the adult world. Martin is madly in love with a girl he barely
knows. Daniel is a musician turned taxi driver whose teenage girlfriend is pregnant.
Dulce is a bully in high school, but is secretly fragile and harbors a desire to be loved.
Pedro, disillusioned with the adult world, has retreated from it by speaking his own
In a statement, Armella said: “Nowadays, the youth are trained to obey without
questioning either an authority or mass media. I am worried about their conformism and
the way the generations are losing their capacity to dream. As we age, we adapt into a
society that is sleeping, but not dreaming.”
“Go Youth!” took part in leading workshops such as Torino Film Lab, the Cannes Film
Festival’s L’Atelier, and Impulso Morelia Development. The film is produced by B Positivo
Producciones and Caponeto Cine in Mexico, with the support of Eficine, Procine and Imcine Desarrollo.
Armella won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2008 for his short film “Tierra
y Pan,” among 15 other international awards. In 2005, he co-directed the feature-length
documentary “Black Bull” (Toro Negro), which won prizes at several international
festivals, such as San Sebastian, Morelia and Havana. His feature debut The “Land of
Silence” (2014) premiered at the Rotterdam Intl. Film Festival. He also directed several
episodes of the Netflix series “Club de Cuervos” (2015/2016) as well as “The Day I Met El