Directed by Lina Rodriguez • 2022 • Canada
Starring Noëlle Schonwald, Natalia Aranguren, Deragh Campbell
This rich, complex portrait of the immigrant experience follows Aurora (Noëlle Schönwald), a Colombian environmental lawyer who is forced to flee her native country when her husband is murdered. With the help of a young couple (Deragh Campbell and Kazik Radwanski), she surreptitiously crosses into Canada from the U.S. inside the trunk of a car, and is forced to start her life from scratch as a refugee. Six years later, while leading a seemingly normal life in Toronto with her tempestuous daughter Lucía (Natalia Aranguren), Aurora is confronted with her past in the form of her estranged cousin Edgar (Francisco Zaldua), who was a suspect in her husband’s murder, and whose appearance threatens to destroy everything she’s built.