Antonio Méndez Esparza, director of the CFI release Life and Nothing More, will present and discuss a rare screening of his first feature. Filming in a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico and working with non-professional actors, Méndez Esparza creates the story of Pedro, who returns to his wife and daughters after a stretch working in the US. He yearns to restart his band and realize his lifelong dream. This stunning debut was the Grand Prize winner of the International Critics’ Week at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the recipient of other film festival honors. In Spanish with English subtitles. Writer/Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza. (Spain/Mexico 2012) 110 min. plus discussion.
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