Sin Nombre: see it

I was at the London preview of the film Sin Nombre last night at the Tricycle Cinema.

Wow. Everyone should see it when it goes to wider release in the UK from this weekend.

It tells a gripping fictional story about the efforts made by Mexicans – and the even greater effort made by Central Americans – to get to the US. That intersects with stories of youth gangs in Mexico. It’s visceral, fast-paced, amazingly photographed (especially extended sequences from atop a train), and has some amazing actors (some amateur). It strikes a good tone, neither glamorising nor demonising.

We had a Q&A with first-time director Cary Fukunaga after. He was funny and interesting.

It’s getting good reviews and winning awards. See it.



1 Response to “Sin Nombre: see it”

  1. August 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Hmmm…I passed on this one when it came around. I’ll add it to my list now though.

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