SXSW 2021 Capsule Review: Nuevo Rico

Written by Alexander Reams

78/100

 Nuevo Rico is the first project I’ve seen from Kristian Mercado and what a way to be introduced to a filmmaker, with animation that is some of the best I’ve seen since Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. The film itself is the age old tale of stardom coming at a price, and in under 16 minutes Mercado is able to tell this tale with a new perspective and all the while providing amazing visuals that not only look great, but propel the story. In the end, Nuevo Rico, is a fantastic short film by Kristian Mercado that I hope gets wider attention throughout the year. 

Nuevo Rico Trailer

Nuevo Rico is currently playing at the SXSW 2021 Film Festival.

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