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66 Ratings

Here and There

Aquí y allá

Spain, United States, 2012


Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US to find that much has changed.

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Here and There Directed by Antonio Mendez Esparza

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2012 | Winner: Critics Week Grand Prize


2012 | Special Mention: New Directions Award

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

2012 | Winner: Golden Wolf (Best Film)

Fully immersing us in the present—in the here and now—Méndez Esparza unobtrusively reminds us of the past and the future tied up with there.
December 19, 2012
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What’s heartbreaking in it, and the way it sinks in, feels novel: We worry not so much about this family’s survival as we do that what we’ve just witnessed—Pedro’s time at home—might by necessity be a break from the routine.
October 02, 2012
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Most of these episodes begin and end in media res, often making the gaps between the scenes as noticeable as what happens within them. That may not have been intentional, but it turns out to be a pretty good metaphor for a life defined largely by regular interruptions and absences.
September 28, 2012
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