Aqui y Alla Synopsis
A Mexican immigrant returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US, and struggles to rebuild his family and follow his dream of starting a band: the Copa Kings.

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indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
It's incredibly uneventful and devastating all at once.
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80

Variety

By Jonathan Holland
A quietly devastating exploration of the cruel paradox that, in order to feed their loved ones, emigrants have to leave them behind.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Amy Nicholson
Esparza's cast of unknowns is so fresh and raw that the drama could be mistaken for a documentary if the camera work weren't so controlled.
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70

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
The film is as simple, straightforward, and elegant as its title.
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63

Slant Magazine

It's a confident vision, but its aversion to sentiment has the intended but unfortunate effect of making the characters' disconnects our...
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63

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
It's a confident vision, but its aversion to sentiment has the intended but unfortunate effect of making the characters' disconnects our...
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50

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
If the intent was to keep the characters here just as anonymous as most migrant workers are to prosperous people in the United States, it...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

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Patience-taxingly boilerplate.
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A Masterful Portrait of a Reunited Immigrant Family

By james09PIT
"Aquí y Allá" won one of the top prizes at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for very good reason. It tells the story of an immigrant's homecoming and the reunion with his young family in a small...

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Rated NR