Lupe Under the Sun

Long estranged from his family in Mexico, migrant laborer Lupe finds relief from the backbreaking work of harvesting peaches in California’s Central Valley through beer-drenched
camaraderie and a quiet love affair with fellow immigrant Gloria. Soon the stability of his daily routine begins to crack under the weight of a life scarred with regret and missed opportunities, as he tries to do everything he can to go home one last time before it is too late.

In this, his first narrative feature, director Rodrigo Reyes plays with the limits between fiction and documentary, working with non-professional actors, real Mexican farmworkers living in the heart of California, to tell a moving drama about the nostalgia and heartbreak that live on the margins of the American Dream.

* Special Jury Award, LA Film Festival
* Grand Chameleon Award, Brooklyn Film Festival
* Best Narrative Feature, Brooklyn Film Festival

Supported by IFP Narrative Lab, Film Independent Canon Filmmaker Award, The Mexican Film Institute

2016, 78 mins, 1.85

Producers: Su Kim
Executive Producers: Inti Cordera & Pau Brunet
Associate Producer: Miguel Reyes
Director of Photography: Justin Chin
Editor: Manuel Tsingaris
Music: Pablo Mondragón

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Available on Good Docs & Filmin Latino (México)