Al Otro Lado (2005)
Critic Reviews for Al Otro Lado
We're left unable to get the music -- and the musicians -- out of our heads.
Al Otro Lado serves as a primer on a musical style that may be unfamiliar to many, while putting a human face on the problem of illegal immigrants.
This infectious documentary by Natalia Almanda sings clear and strong when it sticks to translating the culture of corrido music for gringos.
Humane, visually exquisite and resists simple descriptions while moving toward a more mainstream non-fiction form.
A competent, earnest ethnographic video doc that never quite rises above its own best intentions.
Sano ejercicio fílmico que no pretende otra cosa que no sea la de entretener. Si al final logra crear conciencia, será un logro estupendo.
Audience Reviews for Al Otro Lado
Muy buena película la trama basada en los conflictos de personas tan diferentes pero que comparten la misma problemática de pasar al "otro lado" es un elemento que no había visto tan claro en un cine y el filme lo lleva a cabo satisfactoriamente http://cineptimoarte.blogspot.mx/
Nice movie. Very moving. I tend to love movies that revolve around children, and this one was no exception. This movie bounces back and forth with 3 different stories, but it is done so smoothly that it is very clear, and easy to follow. Well done! ...Subtitles
Focusing on the issues several latino families face with being broken apart by "crossing over" (immigrating to America). The three storylines follow a young Mexican boy whose father leaves for America overnight, a Cuban boy living in poverty and Moroccan girl's journey to find her father in America. The stories' are all emotional, at times overly-sentimental, yet still will remain in your mind long after the film comes to a close.
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