FRONTERA!: NORTEADO (NORTHLESS)
June 17 only
The film will be followed by a Skype Q&A with writer and producer Edgar San Juan.
Part of RoxCine’s FRONTERA! film series.
“Northless will have to contend with an audience tired of the subject, but Rigoberto Perezcano’s understated, warm, non-exploitative take on a young man’s failed crossings, and the temporary life he has in Tijuana, reps an impressive debut and heralds a much-needed new voice.” -Variety
Rigoberto Perezcano’s debut feature, Norteado, follows Andres as he travels from Oaxaca to Tijuana to cross the US border. Things don’t result as planned and he has to stay in Tijuana where he starts working in a grocery store, there, he meets Elia, Cata and Asensio. What Andres finds in Tijuana makes him think about what he’s about to do and become aware of what he’s leaving behind. Despite the difficulty of the film’s subject matter, Perezcano’s ability to find humor in the absurd provides relief as we accompany Andres in his latest attempt to make it to the other side. Norteado talks about the illusion that the United States represent for those who decide to cross the border searching for a better life.
Official selection Toronto International Film Festival. Winner at Rotterdam and San Sebastian International Film Festivals.
Directed by Rigoberto Perezcano. Written by Edgar San Juan and Rigoberto Perezcano. Produced by Edgar San Juan. 95min. Mexico. In Spanish w/ English subtitles.
Presented by RoxCine, the Roxie’s Spanish-language film program. Curated by Angy Fonseca, Iñaki Fernandez de Retana and Isabel Fondevila.