Alí is a young university student who fled the repression in Iran and now finds himself in Veracruz. He arrived by hiding on a cargo ship in a port in Greece and traveling clandestinely. In order to survive and make money, Alí works odd jobs with migrant day laborers. Although he is not yet sure where he will go next, Alí is just trying to cope with the distance he has forged with his country and with his loved-ones, while living his new-found freedom, which was gravely threatened in his last days in Iran. While at work, Alí becomes friends with Guillermo, a migrant who fled gang violence in El Salvador and who hopes to make it to the U.S. As he explores his freedom and sexuality in the vibrant yet decadent city of Veracruz, Alí’s need for companionship becomes more and more present.
Estimated Value: US$ 850,000.00
Capted Value: US$ 20,000.00
Born in Tehran, Bani Khoshnoudi currently lives in Mexico City after years in Paris. Her short film Transit won the Grand Jury Prize at the Festival d’Angers. Her first feature Ziba was selected for the Cinéfondation Residence. In addition to films, Bani does more experimental work, such as video and sound installations.
For many years Elsa worked in the editorial field, and in 2001 she got involved with film and commercial production. In 2008 she founded production company Zensky Cine with Ramón Orozco. Their latest productions have been José Luis Valle’s Workers, Aarón Fernández’s Las horas muertas and Odin Salazar’s Donkeys.