Americano  [2011]
DirectorMathieu Demy
CastCarlos Bardem, Geraldine Chaplin, Mathieu Demy, Salma Hayek, Chiara Mastroianni, Jean-Pierre Mocky
The death of his mother draws a young Frenchman back to his childhood in Los Angeles as he prepares to wrap up her estate. However, things become complicated when he discovers that his mother was very fond of a woman to whom she seems to have wanted to inherit her place. He sets out to find her, a trip that takes him into the fleshpots of Tijuana.
Demy plays a man who travels to Los Angeles, where he grew up, to settle his inheritance. His mother's apartment reawakens childhood images and, troubled, he takes off to Tijuana to meet a childhood friend -- played by Hayek -- who remained very close to his mother and dances at the Americano.
When Mathieu was little, his name was Martin and he lived in Los Angeles. Martin grew up and lives in Paris. When he loses his mother back in California, Martin must return to the city of his childhood to deal with the formalities surrounding his inheritance. Unable to face up to his mom’s death, Martin takes off to Tijuana on the trail of Lola, a Mexican woman he used to know, and who held a special place in his mother’s life. To make his own peace, Martin must delve into his past.
2011 Screening Schedule
Isabel Bader theatre
[map]   091021IB
Ryerson Theatre
[map]   091415RY
Isabel Bader theatre
[map]   091622IB
“AMERICANO” (2011 feature film directed by Mathieu Demy)
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