On the Other Side

On the Other Side

On the Other Side

Running Time: 89 mins

Writer/director Gustavo Loza’s visually stimulating, hauntingly timely film punctures the surface of immigration with a distinctive and unconventional storytelling style.

Three countries, three cultures, three different realities serve as background for the stories of three children (a Mexican boy, a Cuban boy and a Moroccan girl) who share the same loss—the absence of a father who has emigrated searching for a better standard of living. Told from the compelling viewpoint of those left behind, On the Other Side looks at their desire to find their father and bring him back home.

Using a soft touch to tell a deep story of life looming on the other side, Loza does not shy away from letting politics infiltrate the plot, but his rich characters' lives transcend the political accusations to leave us with a potent grasp of the real implications of immigration—global economics. On the Other Side is Mexico's official Oscar submission.

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