A darkly humorous odyssey through the sun-soaked Mexican borderlands, Arturo Pons’ poetic and satirical ode to the immigrant follows 13-year-old Chencho on a treacherous trek to reach the United States and the promised land of Chicago. Lost and alone in a desolate landscape, he is rescued by a cryptic old man who perishes shortly thereafter, titular compass clenched in his hand. Holding the reins of a rickety cart alongside a dead man to guide him, Chencho finds himself joined by a surreal collection of characters with nowhere to go but no reason to stay, all looking for the road to salvation.

Film Info

2 min 52 sec Duration
  • Posted: June 03, 2012
  • Director: Arturo Pons
  • Writer: Arturo Pons
  • Studio: Independent
  • Release: June 16, 2012
  • Cast: Gael Sanchez Valle, Pedro Gamez, Ana Ofelia Murguía

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