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Director/co-writer Luis Mandoki’s (When a Man Loves a Woman) poignant drama reflects on the plight of parents and their children in conflicts around the world. Chava (Carlos Padilla) is an 11-year-old boy caught in the middle of the 1980s civil war in El Salvador. He has the choice of taking up arms as a guerilla or waiting until he is 12 and eligible for the Salvadorian Army, but his mother Kella (Leonor Varela, The Tailor of Panama) will do anything to keep him out of harm’s way. Winner of three Mexican Ariel Awards and the Glass Bear at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival. (Fully subtitled)
Director: Luis Mandoki
Cast: Carlos Padilla, Leonor Varela, Xuna Primus, Gustavo Munoz, Jose
Maria Yazpik, Ofelia Medina, Daniel Gimenez Cacho
MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 2hrs