La Llegada + Short

Directed by Alejandro Rojas & Juan Sebastián Vásquez

Diego, a Venezuelan city planner, and Elena, a contemporary dancer from Barcelona, are moving to the United States to start a new life. Their intention is to boost their professional careers and start a family in ‘the land of opportunities’. But upon entering Newark airport’s immigration area, border officers will subject them to a psychologically gruelling interrogation. Over the next few hours, the fate of Elena, Diego and their dreams hangs in the balance as the interviewing officers try to discover whether the couple may have something to hide. This brief but impactful film masterfully ramps up the tension and keeps you on the edge of your seat as you watch the young immigrant couple put through the wringer by the American border force.  

Selected for the festival programme by Salford University Film students, HOME volunteers and members of the HOME Young Film Collective. 

Plus/ This film will be preceded by El Trono (Dir Lucía Jiménez/14 mins). A black comedy taking aim at the ambitious political classes. Trapped in a public toilet without paper, the newly elected President is about to discover what kind of people surround him...  


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66 minutes

Translated title:
Upon Entry

Catalan, English and Spanish

Partial English

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