A charming Mexican adventure about three mismatched brothers and their 93-year-old grandmother in a film about family ties, which will evoke both laughter and tears.

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COMPLETED

Filmmakers: Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside
Country: USA
Runtime: 76'
Year: 2018
Format: HD



STORY

Diego, a young circus artist, must return home and reunite with his brothers after their ninety-three-year-old grandmother, América, falls from her bed, causing their father to be jailed under accusation of elder neglect. Diego is a dreamer who sees poetry and purpose in this tragedy. He believes América, despite her immobility and advanced dementia, fell wilfully, to bring the separated family back together.


Press

"Blows up an intimate family portrait on to a large, cinematic canvas." ★★★★ - The Guardian


Awards

CPH:DOX - CPH:DOX Award - Honorable Mention

Ashland Independent Film Festival  - Les Blank Award

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award

Illuminate Award - Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

 

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

CPH:DOX Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival

True/False Film Festival

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

AFI DOCS

BAM Cinema Fest