Search

Workers by José Luis Valle (Mexico, 2013, 120 min.). After a wealthy old woman dies, she leaves her vast fortune to her beloved dog, while her loyal housekeepers and gardeners receive nothing. Rafael, an illiterate man working in a light bulb factory, is unable to receive his pension because of his immigration status. These are a few of the characters in Valle’s brilliant portrait of Tijuana, Mexico. Valle captures the vast discrepancies in social status with long takes that makes us feel the weight of their reality.