Magazine article Screen International

First Footage of Toronto Coming-of-Age Drama 'Life and Nothing More' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

First Footage of Toronto Coming-of-Age Drama 'Life and Nothing More' (Exclusive)

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Antonio Méndez Esparza’s feature follows a young African American family over two and a half years.

Screen can reveal the first footage of Antonio Méndez Esparza’s (Aqui Y Alla) first English-language film Life And Nothing More, which is getting its world premiere in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema programme.

Film Constellation handles world sales.

Following a similar filming process to his well-received 2012 drama Aqui Y Alla, which turned on a Mexican immigrant returning to his home country, Life And Nothing More was shot over a period of two and a half years in North Florida with non-professional US actors.

Screen can reveal the first look at the film which tracks the life of a young African American family, unfolding the obstinate realities of family, race, and the legal system, against the backdrop of the 2016 US presidential election. …

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