I Carry You with Me Reviews
January 9, 2021
At times this movie is a bit hard to watch, not because it is bad, but because of the reality it is showing us.
January 8, 2021
Its groundbreaking style makes this moving story of love and resilience even more powerful. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 3, 2021
Part lyrical romance, part immigrant justice documentary, I Carry You With Me soars as it tells its remarkable story with deep, unreserved empathy.
December 31, 2020
Strikingly shot to capture the thoughts and feelings of its characters, this true-life Mexican drama is a powerful narrative debut for documentary filmmaker Heidi Ewing.
December 27, 2020
Iván and Gerardo's story is riveting enough to make a gripping documentary as it is, and even as the format and aesthetic approach changes, it remains a tear-jerker. Ewing's astute eye for real emotion allows the love to come across in every moment.
October 29, 2020
Warts and all, it remains a sumptuous, emotionally complicated work, and one that opponents of gay marriage and immigration rights should take a long, hard look at.
October 22, 2020
We've all heard the horror stories, but these small cruelties become just as heartbreaking - especially when rendered so viscerally and elegantly on film.
October 16, 2020
An important story of Latinx queer love in the face of self-acceptance and the challenges of living undocumented in America...a beautiful reminder that love, in all its forms, is a gift we're lucky to give and receive.
October 12, 2020
It's innovative, amazing and hybrid filmmaking by first-time director Heidi Ewing.
October 11, 2020
I Carry You With Me is bursting with empathy. Ewing's direction gives a warm and genuine embrace to these characters and then expands that embrace to the audience.
October 5, 2020
A beautifully rendered and heartfelt, true-to-life tale of two young gay Mexican lovers and the emotional and physical toll they pay to achieve their dreams.
October 2, 2020
I Carry You With Me is the victorious marriage of fiction and documentary.
October 1, 2020
Heidi Ewing's tale of immigration and deportation afflicting the lives of a Mexican gay couple flashes its reason for being at every turn.
September 30, 2020
///the soul of this urgent and exquisite film is the palpable and potent chemistry between Iván and Gerardo played superbly by Armando Espitia and Christian Vázquez, respectively...
September 23, 2020
Director/co-writer Heidi Ewing, who makes her narrative feature debut, handles the material with a deft hand and as a result, has created a bittersweet love story that is bound to have emotions running by the time it ends.
September 23, 2020
This film is filled with grace, beauty, and a deep sadness.
February 27, 2020
I Carry You With Me reveals the intersection of misogyny and homophobia that exists among traditionalists.
February 13, 2020
The love story of Ivan and Gerardo is an important one, and by sharing it, Ewing brings attention to the challenges facing LGBTQ people in Mexico, encouraging empathy for those who feel compelled to flee to the U.S. in order to live openly.