A poignant and powerful film chronicling the South America-spanning motorcycle journey of a young Ernesto Guevara. Brazilian director Walter Salles Jr. treats the material with great care and affection, while cinematographer Eric Guatier uses light and framing to great emotional effect. I love this film.
“The Motorcycle Diaries stars Gael García Bernal as a young, pre-revolution Guevara, a 23-year-old medical student in 1952 traveling across South America on a motorcycle with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna), who co-wrote the source material. As they embark on their journey, both young men come of age and find their individual world views broadened farther than they ever expected”. – Matthew Tobey