19th October 1993
Director: Gregory Nava
UK, USA, 1983
Run Time: 141 minutes, Certificate: ,
D: Gregory Nava. Aide Silvia Gutierrez, David Vil-lalpando, Ernesto Cruz, Alicia del Lago, Eracio Zepeda, Stella Quan, Lupe Ontive¬ros. Sweeping, emotional saga of a brother and sister who leave their violence-torn village in Guatemala to find a better life in The North—El Norte. Getting to America is half the story; making a life there is the other half. Writer-director Nava presents a heightened sense of reality that removes this from the realm of documentary; a compassionate, heart-rending, unforgettable film. Cowritten and produced by Anna Thomas, for American Playhouse.
Average score 7