Aquí y Allá (Here and There)

by Antonio Méndez Esparza

Synopsis

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.

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

Specifications

Spain / USA / Mexico – 2012 – 110 min – HD – Color – 16:9 – Stereo Lt/Rt – Spanish, Nahuatl

english title

Here and There

Written by

Antonio Méndez Esparza

Produced by

Antonio Méndez Esparza, Pedro Hernández Santos, Tim Hobbs, Ori Dov Gratch, Diana Wade

Featuring

Teresa Ramírez Aguirre, Pedro De los Santos Juárez, Lorena Guadalupe Pantaleón Vázquez, Heidi Laura Solano Espinoza

Music

Allan Zaleski & Copa Kings

Festivals and Awards

  • Cannes Film Festival – Semaine De La Critique – Grand Prix for Best First feature film
  • Moscow IFF – Anima Latina
  • Karlovy Vary IFF – Another View
  • Jerusalem IFF – New Directors –  Spirit of Freedom Award
  • Lima FF – Semaine De La Critique Cannes
  • La Rochelle IFF – Ici et ailleurs
  • San Sebastian IFF – Horizontes Latinos
  • Biarritz Amérique Latine FF
  • BFI London FF – Journey
  • Busan IFF – World Cinema
  • Mumbai FF –  International Competition- Best Feature Film Award
  • Warsaw FF – The World Cinema
  • Vilnius Latin American Days
  • Tokyo IFF – World Cinema
  • Thessaloniki IFF- International Competition- Best Director
  • Stockholm FF – Latin Visions
  • Filmar en América Latina FF –  Switzerland
  • Festival On Wheels –  Turkey
  • Dubai IFF – World Cinema section
  • Bangalore IFF – India
  • CineEspañol Tübingen – Germany
  • Hong Kong IFF – World Cinema
  • Glasgow FF – World Cinema
  • Panazorean IFF – Competition
  • Innsbruck – Asutria – World Cinema
  • Syros IFF – Greece
  • Versur FF – Germany (Munich) – World Cinema
  • Films from the South – Norway – World Cinema
  • Taoyuan FF – Taiwan – World Cinema
  • Lens Politica FF – Finland
  • Vancouver IFF – Cinema of Our Time
  • AFI Fest – New Auteurs – Special Mention
  • New York FF – Main Slate
  • Mill Valley FF – World Cinema
  • Montreal Nouveau Cinema FF – International Competition – Best Feature film Award
  • Philadelphia FF – Spanish Language Cinema
  • Sao Paulo IFF – New Directors Competition
  • Vermont IFF – How We Live Today
  • Cartagena – Competition- Best Actor award
  • National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka – Japan
  • Le Caire – La Semaine de la Critique – Awarded Films