Topo y Wera

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    Topo y Wera

    Directed by

    France

    2018

    49 min

    • English
    • Spanish

    Documentary

    A young couple of deported Mexicans gets by in Tijuana between resourcefulness and petty theft. The little they earn goes into drugs and slot machines. She was raised in Los Angeles and he spent his life in gangs, which left him with a bullet wound in the head that sometimes affects his memory. But all the wounds, the drugs and the gambling cannot help them forget that at one time they were a real family with a child they loved tenderly, until the day the Tijuana authorities took her away. Time goes by and Wera’s love for Topo becomes nothing but a bitter memory that accompanies her in her descent to hell.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Topo
    Wera
    Screenplay
    Jean-Charles Hue
    Cinematography
    Jean-Charles Hue
    Editing
    Jean-Charles Hue
    Production
    SPECTRE PRODUCTIONS

    Press

    Hue never flinches from showing the practicalities and consequences of addiction.

    Modern Times Review

    Jean-Charles Hue

    Jean-Charles Hue

    France

    Who cares if it’s a documentary or a fiction? What matters is finding the right balance between what you want to tell and the way you tell it, using the appropriate community’s codes.

    Artist and video filmmaker in search of his origins, Jean-Charles Hue tries to capture fragments of life and the biographical stories of a Romani/Yeniche family which he has made into a living symbol of a constant metamorphosis of identity. Five short films show this: L'OEIL DE FRED (2007), Y'A PLUS D'OS (2006), UN ANGE (2005), PERDONA MI MAMA et QUOI DE NEUF DOCTEUR (2004). LA BM DU SEIGNEUR (THE LORD'S RIDE) is his first fiction feature. EAT YOUR BONES (2014) world premiered in the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes FF, as did his film TIJUANA TALES (2017) in the 2017 edition of the festival.

    Selected Filmography