We Are Living Things follows two immigrants living on the fringes of American society, who hit the road in search of the truth about a UFO experience.
Enmaze Productions, Berta film and Radical Plans have brought us an exclusive trailer for We are living beings. Starring Xingchen Lyu (Chuyao), Jorge Antonio Guerrero (Solomon) and directed by Antonio Tibaldi, the film won Best Project 2020 at Focus Asia (the Far East Film Festival’s pitching forum), the 2021 Official Selection of the Festival du American Cinema of Deauville and is an official selection at the Slamdance Film Festival 2022.
The official synopsis reads: “Mysterious Solomon is an illegal Mexican immigrant living in the back of a recycling plant in Brooklyn. By chance he meets Chuyao. Leaked by his father for believing she was kidnapped by a UFO, she fled China. Alone in the city, she becomes involved with a pimp who puts her life in danger. Solomon takes drastic measures to save Chuyao, setting the stage for the two fugitives to flee the law and head to Arizona. Once in the desert, Solomon must confront his past demons. Chuyao gives him new hope for the future and together they search the heavens for answers.”
The exclusive trailer begins by giving us a glimpse of the drastic measures Solomon takes and unfolds as he and Chuyao adrift search for the truth in their experiences. You can watch it below.
Exclusive “We Are Living Things” Trailer
“We Are Living Things is the story of underdogs and outcasts, a theme that has added urgency in today’s political climate. The drama is set in the United States with two illegal aliens as the main characters “Solomon and Chuyao accidentally meet. As events unfold, the characters begin to feel like they ‘know each other from the world’,” Tibaldi teases. “They both have had powerful experiences that seem to point to hidden dimensions behind reality, but they don’t know what to make of those experiences or how to share them.”
Guerrero’s previous work includes acting as the lead actor in Romewinner of the best foreign language film at the 2018 Oscars. He had roles in Netflix Narcos and Crime Diaries: The Candid because. Lyu is no stranger to the screen either, having won Best Actress at the Shanghai International Film Festival with Folk songs in 2011.
“Our story is a tongue-in-cheek ‘timeless’ fable with an element of science fiction that acts as a metaphor, but we hope our films also capture something very immediate about the world we live in right now, the reality ‘funhouse mirror’ we have come to know. It also touches on current national and global controversies over migration, protectionism and border patrols,” says Tibaldi.
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