A Better life-VLAFF

From: Mohamed I.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:56 PM
Dear Friends,
 
For those of you who missed watching this beautiful film at Reel Causes event March 21st, there is a chance you can catch it tonight as it will be screening at Pacific Cinematheque as part of VLAFF.
 
Cheers,
Mohamed
A Better Life
Tuesday
17
7:00 pm
2012
WATCH TRAILER
A Better Life
English
USA, 2011/ 98 min

Pacific Cinémathèque (PC)
1131 Howe Street (at Helmcken)
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A Better Life
Director: Chris Weitz
Producers: Paul Junger Witt, Christian McLaughlin, Chris Weitz, Jami Gertz, Stacey Lubliner
Screenplay: Eric Eason
Story: Roger L. Simon
Music: Alexandre Desplat
Director of Photography: Javier Aguirresarobe
Principal Cast: Demián Bichir, José Julián

From Chris Weitz, director of About a Boy and producer of A Single Man and In Good Company, comes A Better Life – a poignant, multi-generational story about a father’s love and everything a parent will sacrifice to build a better life for his child.
Carlos Galindo dreamed of good things for his wife and future son when they crossed the border into the US. But when his wife left him, wanting more than he could give, Carlos’ only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had. Seeing a way to control their own destiny, Carlos borrows what little money he can and invests it all into his own gardening business, hoping to finally achieve the better life he always envisioned for his son. However, after an unexpected turn of events, when everything he’s worked for is suddenly taken away, it is Luis, despite years of growing apart, who teams up with Carlos to take it back. Together, father and son embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover something more important – that family is the most important part of the American dream.

Carlos Galindo siempre soñó con una buena vida para su esposa y su hijo cuando cruzaran la frontera hacia los Estados Unidos, pero cuando su esposa lo dejó, ya que ella quería cosas que él no podía ofrecerle, la única meta de Carlos era ofrecerle a su hijo las oportunidades que él nunca tuvo. En una forma de controlar su propio destino, Carlos consigue un préstamo para comenzar su propio negocio de jardinería, con la esperanza de que éste lo llevara a visionar la vida que siempre quiso para su hijo. Pese a circunstancias que llevaron a Carlos a perder casi todo por lo que luchó, es su hijo quien regresé con él a pesar de años de separación, y así ambos luchan para retomar lo perdido. Juntos, padre e hijo, se embarcan en un viaje físico y espiritual para descubrir lo más importante del sueño americano: que es la familia misma.

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