AQUI Y ALLA

By Antonio MÉNDEZ ESPARZA

TORCH FILMS - as DISTR / PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

Pedro – husband, father, and musician – struggles to make a living in his village in Mexico while looking for work for his newly formed band. As time goes by, things don't go as he hoped, and he desperately tries to make things work his way to avoid crossing the US border for the third time.

Festivals
& Awards

La Semaine de la Critique 2012
La Semaine de la Critique
San Sebastian FF 2012
Horizontes Latinos
FNC - Montréal 2012
Int'l Competition Louve d'or for Best Feature Film
Mumbai FF 2012
Int'l Competition Best Film; Amercian Express Award for Best Director
Sao Paulo IFF 2012
New Directors Competition
Thessaloniki IFF 2012
Int'l Competition
Mar Del Plata IFF 2012
Competencia Latino Americana
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Family, First film
    • Countries
    • USA, SPAIN, MEXICO
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Antonio MÉNDEZ ESPARZA
    • Writer(s)
    • Antonio MÉNDEZ ESPARZA
    • Producer(s)
    • Ori Dov GRATCH (Torch Films), Pedro HERNÁNDEZ SANTOS (Aquí y Allí Films), Tim HOBBS (Torch Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the US, he hopes to now finally make a better life with his family, and even to pursue his dreams on the side by starting a band: the Copa Kings. He cherishes the everyday moments with his family.
      The villagers think this year’s crop will be bountiful. There is also good work in a growing city an hour away. But the locals are wise to a life of insecurity, and their thoughts are often of family members or opportunities far away, north of the border. While working in the fields, Pedro meets and begins to mentor a teenager who dreams of the US. That place somehow always feels very present, practically knocking at the door.
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