GRLAFF 2012: Espiral

7pm at Celebration! Cinema North

2009 – México, 99 min. – R-13
Directed by Jorge Pérez Solano
Spanish with English Subtitles

Directed by Jorge Pérez Solano, Espiral follows the lives of men who have hopes of improving their lives by emigrating to the US, without realizing they will destroy what they are working to save: their families. This is the story of two women from a small village in Oaxaca, Diamantina and Araceli who bid farewell to their men as they leave for the United States to earn money. Santiago saves his earnings to pay the mandatory dowry to marry Diamantina and Macario struggles to get his wife and two young boys out of poverty. When both men finally return to their small village, they discover everything has changed

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