Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Under the Same Moon

The story of a young boy separated from his mother, by life's circumstances, is a touching film with the English title Under the Same Moon. I was fortunate enough to see this film, with the writer Ligiah Vilalobos conducting a Q&A after the film. I also got to chat with her on the sidewalk when the event was over, interesting young film maker. This is the story of a young, Mexican woman, who leaves her son with her grandmother to go to the US to make enough money to support him, and eventual bring him to the states to be with her. After 4 years, the boy becomes impatient, the grandmother dies, and a road trip begins. The boy tries to find his mother. A border must be crossed, the mother must be found, friends and characters are encountered along the way. A bit predictable, but this is a well written, well acted film. Touching and charming, a true love story. Pay attention to the soundtrack, the music is almost a character itself. In limited release this week and wider April 4th, keep an eye out!

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