Films from Past Years/ Alamar
Mexico | Narrative Feature | 2010 | 73 min
Director: Pedro González-Rubio
Awards: Tiger Award – Rotterdam Int’l Film Festival; Audience Award – Morelia Int’l Film Festival; Feature Film Competition Award – Morelia Int’l Film Festival; Jury Award – Iberoamerican Prize, Miami Int’l Film Festival; New Director Award – San Francisco Int’l Film Festival
Jorge and Roberta have been separated for several years. They simply come from opposite worlds: he likes an uncomplicated life in the jungle, while she prefers a more urban existence. He is Mexican and she is Italian, and she has decided to return to Rome with their five-year-old son, Natan. But before they leave, Jorge wishes to take young Natan on a trip, hoping to teach him about his Mayan origins in Mexico. At first, the boy is physically and emotionally uncomfortable with the whole affair, and gets seasick on the boat taking them to their destination. But as father and son spend more time together, Natan begins a learning experience that will remain with him forever.