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Fernanda Valadez & Astrid Rondero - 2021 - 94m - Mexico, Spain - in Spanish with English subtitles

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Middle-aged Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to find out what happened to him—and to know whether or not he’s even alive—she embarks on an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. At the same time, a young man named Miguel (David Illescas) has returned to Mexico after being deported from the U.S., and eventually his path converges with Magdalena’s. From this simple but urgent premise, director Fernanda Valadez has crafted a lyrical, suspenseful slow burn, equally constructed of moments of beauty and horror, and which leads to a startling, shattering conclusion. – New Directors/New Films

"A stunning Mexican border drama." - Robert Koehler, Cinema Scope

“Combines stunning cinematography, evocative sound design and hints of magical realism to create a visionary work of devastating power." - Anjana Janardhan, Sight & Sound

“On every level, this is impressively accomplished cinema.” - Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

“Speaks volumes of the boundaries of the human heart and of the undeniable qualities of this director, who should be watched with interest.” - Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

 

“A confident, accomplished and distinctive feature directorial debut.” - Dennis Harvey, Variety

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