World premiere

Upon Entry

Local title
Sissepääsu lävel
Director
Alejandro Rojas, Juan Sebastián Vásquez
Country
Spain
Year
2022
Programme
First Feature Competition
Genre
drama
Subject
individual vs society, love, relationships, migration, human rights

Diego, a Venezuelan urbanist, and Elena, a contemporary dancer from Barcelona, move to the United States with their approved visas to start a new life. Their intention is to boost their professional careers and start a family in 'the land of opportunities'. But upon entering New York airport's immigration area, they are taken to the secondary inspection room, where border officers will subject them to an unpleasant inspection process and a psychologically grueling interrogation.

During the following few hours, the fate of Elena, Diego and their dreams is placed under question as the official who interviews them reveals secrets they have not yet shared with each other or disclosed in the previous application process, endangering the whole process and their mutual trust.

In this well executed relationship drama written and directed by Alejandro Rojas and Juan Sebastián Vasquez, the viewer gets an insight into the complexity of the immigration process, while being thoroughly engaged in the story from the beginning till the end.

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Director
Alejandro Rojas, Juan Sebastián Vásquez
Screenwriter
Alejandro Rojas, Juan Sebastián Vásquez
Cast
Alberto Ammann, Bruna Cusí, Ben Temple, Laura Gómez
Producer
Carles Torras, Carlos Juárez, Xosé Zapata, Sergio Adrià, Alba Sotorra
DoP
Juan Sebastián Vásquez
Editor
Emanuele Tiziani
Production
Zabriskie Films, Basque Films, Sygnatia
Runtime
Language
Spanish, English, Catalan
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Alejandro Rojas

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Director
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Best Film Award, grant of 5000 euros from National Geographic

Screenings

2nd Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening100203 / Sissepääsu lävel
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsAlejandro Rojas (Film Director), Juan Sebastian Vasquez (Film Director), Bruna Cusí Echaniz (Actress), Laura Gómez (Actress)
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema, Tartu
Screening112203 / Sissepääsu lävel
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
7th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening150501 / Sissepääsu lävel
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker