Thursday, March 13, 2008
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I'm not sure what movie I saw that showed the tralier for La Luna Misma ahead of it but I very distinctly remember being really taken with what I saw in the trailer. There aren't many movie trailers that capture my attention in quite the same way that this one did. Here is a short synopsis of the film from IMDB.com:
The debut feature from director Patricia Riggen, this drama centers on a young boy's journey across the US/Mexico border to be reunited with his mother. Adrian Alonso stars as Carlitos, a Mexican adolescent living with his grandmother while his mother works as a maid in the US, hoping someday to send for her child. But when the grandmother dies unexpectedly, Carlitos must sneak across the border and seek out his mother.
From what I gather from the trailer, the movie focuses on Carlitos' journey across the border to reunite with his mother ... and all the hazards that go along with illegally entering this country. It seems to me that the movie really focuses on the emotional impact of a son braving danger to find his mother rather than making an outright statement about illegal immigration (altho, I would imagine that a statement is implied by the very nature of the plotline). All I know is that this movie has piqued my interest significantly and I am deffo planning on seeing it after it opens in limited release on March 19 (opening wide on March 21). Check out the trailer and see for yourself ... this one looks pretty good. [Source]