Trailer To TIFF 2017 Film ‘Life And Nothing More’Posted by Wilson Morales
August 24, 2017
Source: The Playlist
The Playlist has posted a trailer to ‘Life And Nothing More,’ which will have its World Premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
According to the site, the film, directed by Antonio Mendez Esparza (“Aquí y allá“), was shot using mostly non-professional actors across two-and-a-half years, and it follows a young African American family as they battle the realities of race, the legal system and social inequality against the backdrop of the U.S. election. Before they can face the future, the family must reckon with their past.
Regina (Regina Williams) lives with her teenage son, Andrew (Andrew Bleechington), and her four-year-old daughter, Ry’nesia (Ry’nesia Chambers). As a single working mom, having a life beyond her job at the diner and her kids is difficult, especially as Andrew rejects any men who enter her life. Andrew is a good kid, though; he takes care of his younger sister, picking her up from daycare and feeding and reading to her before bed. He yearns for his jailed father, but is terrified of ending up the same way. After an incident in a nearby park threatens her son’s future, Regina wakes up to the fact that she needs to put their tensions aside and advocate for him.
Antonio Méndez Esparza’s debut film “Aquí y Allá” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, where it won the Critic’s Week Award.