Nico, a famous and charismatic television actor, leaves a promising career in Argentina after a tumultuous break-up with his producer boyfriend. Landing in New York, he is lured into believing that his talent will help him find success “on his own” as well as prove his self-worth. But that’s not what he encounters. Too blonde to play Latino characters, his accent too strong to play anything else, Nico falls through the cracks, and must juggle odd jobs to survive: from renting apartments to tourists, to serving tables, to working as a nanny. This sharp, sensitive, and at times hilarious drama centres on the search for belonging that we all face, and depicts a little-told side to the Latin American immigrant story. RATED 14A
The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is a registered charitable organization with the mission to provide a forum for the promotion and exhibition of Latin American cinema in Vancouver. This 11-day annual festival encourages dialogue among cultures, and explores and celebrates the art of contemporary Latin American and Latin-Canadian filmmaking.