A military mother, who has just suffered the loss of her son, meets an undocumented immigrant in the West Texas desert and befriends him.

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Elia
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Elia travels across the Southwest to see the final resting site of her military son. Fearless and free spirited, she meets Jorge, an undocumented immigrant, at a gas station and befriends him despite the fact that she doesn't speak Spanish. Set against the backdrop of the Texas desert, Elia believes that her son has returned in the form of Jorge's presence in order to assuage her pain and allow her to forgive herself for not being able to "save" him. Written by Anonymous

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A heart-breaking story beautifully acted and beautifully directed.
5 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Director Iliana Sosa is one of those directors who can take a simple story and grab you by the heart with a deft, heart-rending, heart-breaking portrayal of a single person's emotional pain. The film opens on a seemingly homeless woman, who drives a battered old truck aimlessly near a border town. One might first assume the woman has been living this way for a long time, that she is a lifetime drifter with no purpose. One might assume she is a woman who might be just a little off. She dresses in a man's army fatigue you assume she found and wears, because she has no money to buy clothes of her own. But in the end, you learn the origins of the army fatigue and you come to understand this woman is no eccentric, she is a woman just driving around because of a pain that upset her life with seismic effects, one that will never leave her, one that gnaws mercilessly at her soul. The performance by Dale Dickey is so authentic and is so completely emotionally true, that you are shocked to realize she is an actress playing a role. This new director is clearly a director to watch out for, who resorts to no gimmicks, no tricks, just unadulterated human truth. This is a true director who demonstrates a wisdom about life well beyond her years. It is a performance I will long remember, a film I will long remember.


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