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A BETTER LIFE
USA: Summit Entertainment
UK: Entertainment One UK
Cast: Demian Birchir, Jose Julian, Nancy Lenehan, Isabelle Rae Thomas, Dolores Heredia, Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo, Joaquin Cosio, Gabriel Chavarria, Chelsea Rendon, Trampas Thompson, Carlos Linares, Misha Gonz-Cirkl, Valorie Hubbard, Robert Peters, Richard Cabral, Bella Balajadia, Giselle Nieto
Director: Chris Weitz
USA & UK: 97 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some violence, language and brief drug use
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language, moderate violence & brief drug use
USA Release Date: 24 June 2011 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 29 July 2011 (Limited Release)
A BETTER LIFE is a touching, poignant story across several generations about a father's love and the extent a parent will strive to give his child the opportunities he never had.
Gardener and father, Carlos Galindo (Demian Birchir) lives in East Los Angeles and is constantly worried for his son mainly from the gangs that are rife in the area and immigration agents.
Through this narrative the film portrays a side of America that is rarely seen and is directed by Chris Weitz (ABOUT A BOY, THE GOLDEN COMPASS).