One of the biggest hits of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, Under the Same Moon manages a skillful balance in addressing one of today’s most urgent political issues—illegal immigration—in the midst of a powerful family drama.
The film tells the parallel stories of Carlitos, a nine-year-old boy living in Mexico, and his mother, who works illegally in the U.S. in the hopes of providing a better life for her son. As unexpected circumstances drive both mother and son to separately attempt to reunite, the film builds to a dramatically and emotionally rich finale that’s sure to leave few dry eyes in the house. The excellent ensemble cast includes America Ferrera, the famed Mexican comedian Eugenio Derbez, receiving great praise for his first dramatic role, and a cameo and original song by the popular band Los Tigres del Norte. (109 mins., 35mm)
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Added by Wexner Center on November 20, 2007