International Jury Award for Best Direction in a Feature Film
Hellenic parliament “Human Values” Award
Along with their mother Lucia, the brothers Max and Leo have just crossed the border from Mexico into the United States in search of a better life. But it is not easy for them to gain a foothold in their new home country. While waiting for Lucia to return from work, the kids build an imaginary universe with their drawings and think about mom’s promise of going to “Disneyland”, their land of dreams. Director Samuel Kishi Leopo draws upon his own childhood experiences and tells an emigration story of current explosiveness.
Samuel Kishi Leopo
He studied Visual Arts in Guadalajara's University. His work has been selected in more than 100 international film festivals, including Clermont Ferrand and the Berlinale (Generation Kplus). He won the Silver Eye in Morelia International Film Festival and the Mexican Film Academy Ariel award for his short film "Mari Pepa". His film "Somos Mari Pepa" had three Ariel nominations.