Al Otro Lado ("To The Other Side") is a 2004 Mexican film directed by Gustavo Loza. The film follows the story of three children, one from Mexico, Cuba, and Morocco, as they attempt to deal with realities of immigration in their societies. The film won three awards at the Lleida Latin-American Film Festival in 2006, including Best Film and the Audience Award; Vanessa Bauche won best actress at the festival for her performance. Al Otro Lado was also the Mexican candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards, but was not selected as one of the final five nominees.
The movie is composed by three short films that, in appearance, are connected by a theme: the immigrants lacking identity papers. This it is not completely true if we set us in the plot of the story that happens in Cuba, where a boy wants to seek his father, an American citizen. In reality Al Otro Lado is the story of three children that want to enjoy his absent parents but are impeded by their economic situation; three stories that themselves turn in just one story of hope.
Director: Gustavo Loza.
Cast: Carmen Maura, Martha Higareda, Adrian Alonso, Vanessa Bauche, Julián Villagrán, Sanaa Alaoui, Ignacio Guadalupe, Manolo Caro, Silke, Naoufal Azzouz, Héctor Echemendia, Susana González, Héctor Suárez, Nuria Badih, Jorge Milo.
Language: Spanish, Russian.
|Al otro lado. 2004.|