Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young African-American in today's America. With his mother longing to find more to her life then parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressure of family responsibility. His search for connection with an absent father, leads him to a dangerous crossroads.
- FIPRESCI Award, SIGNIS Award - San Sebastián IFF
- Cinema Politica Award - Festival du nouveau cinéma
- Andrew Bleechington
- Regina Williams
- Robert Williams
- Ry'nesia Chambers
- Antonio Méndez Esparza
- Barbu Balasoiu
- Santiago Oviedo
- FILM CONSTELLATION
- AQUI Y ALLI FILMS
In the light of rising political and racial tension in the US following Charlottesville, there could hardly be a more timely, urgently charged film on the festival circuit than Life and Nothing More.
A powerfully executed, richly human study of the challenges facing a black working class family.
This is a film which, in the wake of Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight, could and should make its presence felt beyond the usual festival platforms.
ife and Nothing More is an involving, quietly moving piece that eschews conventional narrative shape to offer a multi-layered depiction of exactly what the title promises.
For me, when you stop filming, you stop looking. When you film, your gaze crystalizes, you hunt and capture, you aim to understand, to share, to aim to reveal truths and intimacies.
Antonio Méndez Esparza was born in Madrid in 1976. He is a graduate of the Colombia University with an MFA in filmmaking. His short film UNA Y OTRA VEZ was a Finalist for the Student Academy Awards. AQUI Y ALLA, his directorial debut, was selected in the competition of Cannes Critic's Week in 2012 and won the Nespresso Grand Prize and the Caméra d'Or. His latest film LIFE AND NOTHING MORE was selected at Toronto IFF, San Sebastián IFF, AFI Fest and more.