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Letters From Alou

Las Cartas de Alou

Directed by Montxo Armendáriz
Spain, 1990


Alou, a Senegalese man that has entered Spain illegally can only find occasional jobs due to his situation. Thanks to the letters he sends regularly to his parents, we hear of his experiences and feelings as he laboriously tries to be integrated into Spanish society.

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Letters From Alou Directed by Montxo Armendáriz

Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1990 | 3 wins including: Silver Seashell (Best Actor)

Goya Awards

1991 | 2 wins including: Best Screenplay - Original

1991 | 6 nominations including: Best Director

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