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MEXICO / 2019 / 95 min.


Director: Samuel Kishi

Writer: Samuel Kishi; Luis Briones; Sofía Gómez-Córdova

Cinematography: Octavio Arauz

Music: Kenji Kishi

Cast: Martha Reyes Arias; Maximiliano Nájar Márquez; Leonardo Nájar Márquez; Cici Lau

Producers: Leticia Carrillo; Samuel Kishi; Mónica Lozano; Inna Payán




A Mexican mother brings her two young children to the USA in search of a better life. Max and Leo are 8 and 5 years old and have just immigrated to the US with their mother Lucía. Their days pass inside a tiny apartment, while they wait for their mother to come back, as they hold on to the hope of traveling to Disney. Max


Samuel Kishi

Samuel Kishi


He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in audiovisual arts from the University of Guadalajara. His work has been shown in over 100 festivals around the world, including Clermont Ferrand and the Berlinale, where he competed on the Generation Kplus section with his feature film debut Somos Mari Pepa. Some of his awards include the Morelia International Film Festival’s Silver Eye, the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences’ Best Short Film for Mari Pepa, as well as three Ariel nominations for his feature film debut Somos Mari Pepa.



2019: Berlin Film Festival: Grand Prix of the International Jury in Generation Kplus for the Best Film
2019: Havana Film Festival: SIGNIS Award
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