Dalisay struggles to journey from the Philippine countryside to New York City to marry Dean, a disillusioned ex-merchant marine. She's hoping to buy a cure for her dying sister and ultimately a future for her debt-ridden family, while he hopes to escape his disintegrating American family through love and a family of his own.
At What Price Family?
Did You Know?
During the 1997 Travelling Festival de Cinema de Rennes, France closing awards ceremony, French actor/director and jury member, Francis Renaud, publicly broke with the jury's hotly contested decision to protest on stage that the best film award should rightfully go to Closer to Home. His passionate declaration was met with rousing applause from the 1000+ audience in attendance. See more
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