What We Leave Behind

Loft Film Fest 2022!

What We Leave Behind


General Admission: $12 | Loft Members: $10

Passes Not Accepted

At the age of 89, Julián takes one last bus ride to El Paso, Texas to visit his daughters and their children – a lengthy trip he has made without fail every month for decades. After returning to rural Mexico, he quietly starts building a house in the empty lot next to his home. In the absence of his physical visits, can this new house bridge the distance between his loved ones? Over several years, director Iliana Sosa films her grandfather’s work, gently sifting through Julián’s previously unspoken memories brought up by the construction project and revealing both the daily pragmatism and poetry of his life. What We Leave Behind unfolds as a love letter to Sosa’s grandfather, and serves as an intimate and insightful exploration of her relationship with him and his homeland. (Dir. by Iliana Sosa, 2022, USA, in Spanish with English subtitles, 71 mins., Not Rated)

Other festivals: SXSW, Full Frame, Guanajuato

1 HR 11 MIN | NR

Released 2022
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