Available now on DVD and Blu-ray, A BETTER LIFE is the heartrending story of an undocumented immigrant’s quest for the American dream while trying to protect his teenaged son from the perils of growing up in a gang infested barrio. Directed by CHRIS WEITZ (ABOUT A BOY) from a story by ROGER L. SIMON (the Moses Wine series), the cast includes DEMIAN BICHIR, JOSE JULIAN, JOAQUIN COSIO and NANCY LENEHAN.
A success on pretty much all levels of storytelling, The father-son relationship is true to the point of being painful and the depiction of what it’s like to live illegally in the country you consider home is frustrating to say the least.
Nominated for a Best Actor Oscar, BICHIR is the first Mexican to get that nod since ANTHONY QUINN (ZORBA THE GREEK) in 1965. Earlier this week, he commented on that fact backstage at the Academy Awards luncheon. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
A BETTER LIFE is available on DVD and Blu-ray now
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