Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
March 4 – 8 at Vancity Theatre
In partnership with the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, Iberoamerican Images is proud to present, the Mexican road-movie Seguir viviendo
Seguir viviendo (Go On Living)
(Mexico, 2014, 81 mins)
North American Premiere
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Directed by: Alejandra Sánchez
March 7, 2015, 3:30pm
Followed by a panel discussion moderated by Danais Yera, member of the festival committee, with special guests to be announced.
When two young teenagers lose their mother to gang violence, they have to flee the only home they’ve ever known. A journalist reluctantly agrees to take them on the long drive to Mexico City, where they will catch a flight to Vancouver. On the road, sharing their remembered loss and encountering current fears, their wounds begin to heal and an unlikely new family emerges. Featuring the real siblings upon whom this moving story is based, the film accomplishes a rare and satisfying fusion between fiction and reality in a work that is surprisingly uplifting.
Preceded by the short films:
La Despedida (Mexico, 4 min)
In the waiting room of a train station, Susana and Pavel share a lovers’ goodbye. She tells him everything he wants to hear, but at the moment of his of departure, her real purpose becomes clear.
Ramona (Mexico, 10 min)
A darkly sweet comedy about Ramona, an 80-year-old woman who announces that she is going to die. While her son gets together the money for the coffin, and then waits for her to die, Ramona is kept active and alive by friends and family who give her messages to pass along to their deceased loved ones.
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