CAST: Mercedes Hernández, David Illescas, Juan Jesús Varela DIRECTOR: Fernanda Valadez TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL | IN-THEATER SCREENING
Magdalena sets out on a journey in search of her son, who disappeared en route to the US border. Travelling through the desolate towns and landscapes of today’s Mexico she meets Miguel, a young man recently deported from the United States who is making his way home. The two accompany one another: Magdalena looking for her son, and Miguel eager to see his mother again in a territory where victims and aggressors ramble together.
Debut feature film! Premiered in the World Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, where it landed the Audience Award and the Special Jury Award for Best Screenplay.
Signals an exciting arrival by a much-needed voice.Beandrea July, Hollywood Reporter
A masterpiece and an indispensable tale of violence and migration that portrays the harsh reality in Mexico.Ricardo Gallegos, La Estatuilla