Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. ...
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Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. Intrigued by the food, she learns to make a multitude of sushi on her own. Eventually she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the 'wrong' race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream.Written by
Nominated for 8 DIOSA DE PLATA (Mexico's Oscars / Golden Globes equivalent) including: Best Movie - Anthony Lucero Best Director - Anthony Lucero Best Actress - Diana Elizabeth Torres Best Supporting Actor - Rodrigo Duarte Clark Best Child Actor - Kaya Jade Aguirre Best Editing - Anthony Lucero Best Screenplay - Anthony Lucero Diana Elizabeth Torres won her first Diosa for portraying Juana. See more »
[to Lydia about sushi]
Go on, try it. It won't kill you right away.
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I approached screen time with cynicism. "What can this movie show me that I don't already know?" The answers came quickly and sustained me with sublime surprises.
Flawless acting that is displayed with an authentic, non-acting-documentary-predisposed delivery. It's a gem that permeated into every character. I could not pinpoint a weak performance...
Framed in a thematically predictable outcome, the film delicately balances the contrite notions of gender, culture and ambition with refreshing human authenticity that ultimately defines its redeeming value.
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