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‘Sleep Dealer’ is a Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller packed with stunning visuals and strong social and political themes.
Memo Cruz (Luis Fernando Peña) is a young man in near-future Mexico. When his family is victim of a misguided drone attack he finds himself with no option but to head north, towards the U.S./Mexico border. But migrant workers cannot cross this new world border – it's been sealed off. Instead, Memo ends up in a strange digital factory in Mexico where he connects his body to a robot in America.
Memo's search for a better future leads him to love, loss, and a confrontation with a mysterious figure from his past.
The Los Angeles Times writes “Adventurous, ambitious and ingeniously futuristic, "Sleep Dealer" is a welcome surprise. It combines visually arresting science fiction done on a budget with a strong sense of social commentary in a way that few films attempt, let alone achieve.“
There's an interview about political science-fiction HERE and more reviews HERE.
ABOUT THE FILM
Alex Rivera is a filmmaker who, for the past fifteen years, has been telling new, urgent, and visually adventurous Latino stories. His first feature film, Sleep Dealer, a science-fiction feature set on the U.S./Mexico border, won awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival, was screened at the Museum of Modern Art, and had a commercial release in the U.S, France, Japan, and other countries. Alex is a Sundance Fellow, Rockefeller Fellow, and was named one of Variety Magazine’s “10 Directors to Watch.” His recent collaborations have included work with Manu Chao, La Santa Cecilia and Aloe Blacc.
- MemoLuis Fernando Peña
- LuzLeonor Varela
- RudyJacob Vargas
- DirectorAlex Rivera
- WritersAlex Rivera & David Riker
- ProducerAnthony Bregman
- CinematographyLisa Rinzler