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Entre Nos (2009)Entre Nos (2009)

Entre Nos (2009)

An immigrant mother's first summer in New York

Drama

7.6

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Colombia, United States of America
Spanish
Depressing, Discussion-sparking, Emotional
2009
Gloria La Morte, Paola Mendoza
Andres Munar, Anthony Chisholm, Clem Cheung
80 min

Synopsis

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Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura Montana and Anthony Chisholm also star in this gritty independent drama jointly written and directed by Mendoza and her collaborator Gloria La Morte.

Our Take

7.6
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A mother and her two children move from Colombia to Queens, New York to join the father. Once there, he abandons them and moves to Miami.

With no family to fall back on, barely speaking English, an inexistent social welfare system and two little kids who require care; the mother quickly runs out of options. At first, she tries to sell empanadas in the street, then tries to become a temporary worker, but a mixture of obstacles keeps getting in the way.

Entre Nos is about the precariousness of the immigrant experience: about how quickly things can go wrong. But it’s also about how survival instincts and motherly love can stand in the face of complete desperation.

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