Entre Nos
Film Title (Original): Entre Nos
Film Title (Spanish): Entre Nos
Film Title (In English): Entre Nos
Country Of Origin: Usa/Colombia
Year Of Completion: 2009
Running Time: 1hr 20 Min (80 Min)
Format/Color/Bw: Hdcam, Color
Language: Spanish With Some English
Subtitles: A Few Dialogues With Spanish Subtitles
Rating: PG-13
Directors: Paola Mendoza, Gloria La Morte
Producers: Joseph La Morte, Michael Skolnik
Screenwriters: Paola Mendoza, Gloria La Morte
Editor: Gloria La Morte
Cinematography: Bradford Young
Music: Gil Talmi
Principal Cast: Paola Mendoza, Sebastian Villada Lopez, Laura Montana Cortez, Andres Munar, Sarita Choudhury, Anthony Chisholm
Tribeca Film Festival 2009: Honorable Mention
Newport International Film Festival: Audience Award

Paola Mendoza and Gloria La Morte
An actress as well as a writer-director, Paola Mendoza has continually tackled the effects of poverty on family and children in her films, which include her debut feature documentary Autumn's Eyes, the feature On the Outs, and the short Still Standing. Gloria La Morte wrote and co-produced the award-winning Details. She nabbed an editing award for Autumn's Eyes, and has also edited Woven Ways and Connect USA.

Based on true events, Entre nos delivers a touching narrative marked by sympathetic characters, reflective cinematography, and solid performances. Mariana (Paola Mendoza, playing a part based on her own mother) brings her children, Gabriel, 10, and Andrea, 6, to reunite with their father Antonio in New York City after many years of separation.

But the reunion doesn’t last long. Soon, Antonio announces he has found work in Miami and will be moving there…alone. He will send for the family when he is settled. Days go by and Mariana does not hear from him. The rent is due, there is no food on the table and she has only fifty dollars to her name. With no one to turn to, she must find a way, in a strange city where she barely speaks the language, to provide for her family, financially and emotionally.

Co-writer-directors Mendoza and La Morte bring a certain newness to the now-familiar immigrant story. What shines through most is the graceful ferocity with which mother and children fight for their right to create a foundation, however shaky, from which to begin the promise of the American Dream. Awards winner at 2009 Newport and Tribeca Film Festivals.

III Dominican Republic Global Film Festival - 2009