Creating a clamour first at Cannes and then at Edinburgh, Fernando Eimbcke's Duck Season (Temporada de patos) is a beguiling first feature that is wise and wonderful way beyond its director's tender years. Written by Eimbcke in collaboration with Paula Markovitch and veteran Mexican filmmaker Felipe Cazals, the film opens on a Sunday morning in a run down estate with childhood friends Flama (Daniel Miranda) and Moko (Diego Catano) preparing for a day without parents. Arming themselves with junk food, porn and video games, the pair order pizza and settle down to let the fun begin. However, they soon find their plans interrupted by Ulises (Enrique Arreola), a pizza deliveryman who refuses to leave, and by Rita (Danny Perea), a voluptuous 16-year-old neighbour who wants to use their oven to bake a cake. Making a virtue of the naturalistic, deadpan performances of his first time actors and using his minimal budget to striking effect, Eimbcke crafts a profoundly moving and insightful meditation on adolescence, friendship, sexuality and familial strife. Evoking the gently comic work of Jim Jarmusch, Duck Season also offers evidence of the continued renaissance of Mexican cinema.