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My Backyard Was a Mountain (2005)

Ten-year-old Adan lives a carefree life in the rural town of Palmarejo, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950's, surrounded by his friends, his caring mother, Lilliam, and his beloved pet goat, ... See full summary »

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Andrew Aguilar ...
Adan
Wendeline Beltran ...
Girl
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Pepe
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Boy
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The Lady
Ivan Hernandez ...
Joselito
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Tiaca
Luis Lassen ...
Guillermo
Daniel Lugo ...
The Gentleman
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Neggy
Ada Luz Pla ...
Lilliam
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Francisco
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Chica
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Pablo (as Johnny Ray)
Leily Sanchez ...
Denise
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Ten-year-old Adan lives a carefree life in the rural town of Palmarejo, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950's, surrounded by his friends, his caring mother, Lilliam, and his beloved pet goat, Chivo. His father, Pablo, returns home from New York City after a brief absence, bringing good news that he has found employment there and announcing he will be moving the family to the distant city immediately. Although Adan initially thinks the trip will be fun and exciting, he discovers that he cannot take Chivo along with him. With the help of his childhood friend, Denise, Adan embarks on a quest to find a new home for his goat.... A compelling, personal story with emotional resonance for anyone with a loving heart. Written by Adam Schlachter

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Remember A Time Of Love And Loss....

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Short | Drama | Family

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TV-G
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19 September 2005 (USA)  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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Recuerdos Del Alma
By Carlos Jose Alvarez
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Superbly crafted, touching short film
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This wonderful, touching little short is amazing. Great script, great direction, great acting, great cinematography, great editing, amazing soundtrack. I don't know that I've seen a more mature, assured little short film in any of the many film festivals I've attended. I loved this movie. Actually, the story is still haunting me, a couple days after seeing the short. What lives on are the visual images. The sign of a great screenwriter is someone who can write visual images (not just boring dialog, how much dialog can you remember from your favorite movie? Not much, compared to the visual imprint the pictures made.) I can't wait to see a feature from this director. Hopefully Hollywood won't mess him up.


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