An intimate emigration drama “Eighty” turns on Chano, a illegal Mexican immigrant deported back to his homeland after spending most of his life in the U.S. As he rebuilds an old motorcycle with a retired racer, he learns where his home really is.
Immigration movies “usually focus on people who cross the U.S. border to the U.S., ignoring those that have built a whole life and family there. If they’re deported, they’re supposed to feel like they’re back home. But all they have is solitude.”
An aim of Mexico’s prestigious Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica film school, Zúñiga first short, “Don Sabás,” was a fest favourite, snagging a nomination for the 2012 Student Academy Awards. Zúñiga worked as an assistant producer on Francisco Vargas’ “The Violin,