NCLAFF: Los que se quedan | Those Who Remain
Dir. Carlos Hagerman, Juan Carlos Rulfo. 2008. Mexico. 96 minutes.
Those Who Remain is a film about the families of those who have crossed the border to the United States in search of better opportunities. During 11 months the directors followed the everyday life of nine families in six different states of Mexico. They developed a personal relationship with children, grandparents, mothers, husbands, and teenagers. In the film we see them at work, at rest, and playing while they reveal their hopes, fears and dreams through the simple things that they enjoy in life. The result is a deep and intimate conversation with the Mexican soul.