Compass is Carried by the Dead Man, The
(La Brujula Lleva El Muerto) Directed
Arturo Pons Mexico / 2011 / 111 minutes East Coast Premiere
In Spanish with subtitles
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A young boy’s journey from Mexico to the United States turns into an extraordinary odyssey filled with adventure, heartache and triumph. Arturo Pons’ wonderful feature debut follows the story of Chencho, a child still holding a measure of innocence, as he embarks on a quest to be reunited with his brother in Chicago. Along the way he encounters several fascinating strangers who form a diverse caravan of wanderers seeking a new life. Guided onward by a mysterious benevolent force, the characters in La Brujula Lleva El Muerto reveal an intimate and inspiring portrait of Mexican immigrants searching for opportunity.
Arturo Pons attended the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, where he obtained a degree in Media Communication. While at university, he directed and participated in several short films. He studied cinema at Centre de Estudis Cinematografics de Catalunya in Barcelona, where three of his short films were shown in a number of European film festivals. In 2006, he filmed his first 35 mm short, No Sents Res?. He has been working on visual compositions with musician Edgar Barroso and presenting their work all over the world. Since 2005, Arturo has been a teacher for Cinematograpic Lenguaje. He has directed music videos for Jarabe de Palo, La Mala Rodriguez and DJoe.
Cast/Featuring: Gael Sanchez, Pedro Gámez, Eligio Meléndez, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Marco Pérez, Horacio García Rojas, Hansel Ramírez, Luis Bayardo
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