Aqui y Alla Institutional Use DVD



“Beautifully observant of the stresses immigration places on family and self.”
– Variety

“As simple, straightforward, and elegant as its title.”
– Village Voice

“The deep love that binds this man and wife, the tricks the father uses to regain the look of his daughters, is all rendered with a delicacy and almost miraculous simplicity.”
– Le Monde

“The emotional quality of time itself emerges as the film’s theme and method.”
– Chicago Sun-Times

“Peaceful, almost biblical and completely absorbing, this film is a masterpiece.”
– Indiewire

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: 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.

Aquí y Allá is a story about hope, and the memories and loss of what we leave behind.

Film Info -- 2012, 110 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles.

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AQUÍ Y ALLÁ at the Morelia International Film Festival

Aquí y Allá enjoyed its Mexican premiere at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia.

We were thrilled to invite the majority of the cast and crew, particularly many of our actors from Guererro, to watch the film for their first time.

Our many thanks to the entire FICM team and our sold-out, all-Mexican audiences for the warm hospitality.

Festival Internacional de Cine de MoreliaFestival Internacional de Cine de Morelia

AQUÍ Y ALLÁ wins Mumbai Film Festival

Aquí y Allá has won the awards for Best Film and Best Director at the Mumbai Film Festival!!

The jury was headed by Andy Tennant, and comprised by Im Sang-Soo, Rahul Bose, Pascale Chavance, and Sergio Machado.

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Mumbai Film Festival 2012

AQUÍ Y ALLÁ wins Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

Aquí y Allá has won the Louve d'Or prize for best feature film in the international competition at the Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma!!

The jury was comprised of Luc Bourdon, Robert Daudelin, and Carole Laure.

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Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

AQUÍ Y ALLÁ Nominated for a Gotham Award

Aquí y Allá's director Antonio Mendez Esparza has been nominated for the IFP Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Breakthrough Director!!

The nominating committee was comprised of Scott Foundas (Associate Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center; Contributing Editor, Film Comment), Ann Hornaday (Film Critic, The Washington Post), Glenn Kenny (Chief Film Critic, MSN Movies), Karina Longworth (Film Writer, LA Weekly and the Village Voice), and Wesley Morris (Film Critic, The Boston Globe).

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IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards