I Carry You With Me

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Audience Award: NEXT, Presented by Adobe

NEXT Innovator Award, Presented by Adobe

As a young aspiring chef in Mexico, Iván works at a restaurant, hoping to land a spot in the kitchen while supporting the mother of his child. One night he meets Gerardo, a handsome teacher who, unlike Iván, is out as a gay man. Their chemistry is instant. The discovery of their romance, however, causes conflict, and he is told he can no longer see his son. In despair, Iván makes the arduous decision to cross the border to advance his culinary career, promising his son and newfound love he will return.

After co-directing many award-winning documentaries, many of which have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Heidi Ewing returns with her solo directorial narrative debut. This bittersweet American Dream is based on an acclaimed New York City chef, whose cuisine pays homage to his beloved country. Lensed by the impressive and fast-rising Mexican cinematographer Juan Pablo Ramírez, Iván’s memory is rendered indelible, making Iván’s predicament of not being able to return to Mexico all the more heartrending. The film is a tender romance and a complicated journey beautifully captured.


YEAR 2020

CATEGORY NEXT

COUNTRY U.S.A./Mexico

RUN TIME 111 min

LANGUAGE Spanish

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY The Population

WEBSITE https://www.facebook.com/icywm

EMAIL info@wethepopulation.com

Credits

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Artist Bio

Heidi Ewing

Heidi Ewing makes her narrative feature debut with Te Llevo Conmigo (I Carry You With Me). The co-owner of Brooklyn-based Loki Films, Ewing has enjoyed an illustrious career as a documentary film director. Her films include the Academy Award–nominated Jesus Camp, The Boys of Baraka, 12th & Delaware (2010 Sundance Film Festival), Detropia (2012 Sundance Film Festival), Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016 Sundance Film Festival), and 2017 Netflix Original One of Us.