Director: Gael Garcia Bernal (Mexico)
Born in 1978 in Guadalajara, Mexico. He started acting at just a year old and spent most of his teen years starring in telenovels. In 1999 he entered the Central School of Speech and Drama in London becoming the first person from Mexico to be accepted in the program. Subsequently, he starred in Love`s a Bitch by Alejandro González Iñárritu. He also worked for acclaimed directors including Pedro Almodóvar, Alfonso Cuarón, and Michel Gondry. Among his works are And Your Mother Too (2001), The Motorcycle Dairies (2004), Bad Education (2004), Babel (2006). In 2005 together with Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz he established the Canana film company. Deficit is his director`s debut.
One day in the life Cristobal, a twenty-something year old snob high-class guy, a hip-hop fan who studies economics and is the son of a corrupt high rank Mexican Politician. Through his character the film explores a certain strata of mexican society and its relationship with other social classes.