Trailer for Chris Weitz’ A BETTER LIFE

     February 24, 2011


The trailer for the indie drama A Better Life has gone online.  Directed by Chris Weitz (The Twilight Saga: New Moon), the story centers on an illegal immigrant gardener (Demián Bichir) whose truck is stolen and bonds with his teenage son (José Julián) in their quest to find it.  So is this a heartfelt piece of cinema about the plight of migrant workers or is it exploitative pandering?  We’ll find out when the film hits theaters on June 24th.  Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

Trailer via 24 Frames.

Here’s 24 Frames’ synopsis of the film:

The film looks at the relationship between illegal immigrant Carlos Galindo (Mexican actor Demián Bichir)  and his teenage son, Luis (José Julián). When Carlos’ truck is stolen, the father is powerless to turn to law enforcement, but the crisis brings him closer to his potentially wayward son. Weitz shot the film in about 70 Southern California locations, employing any number of Latino crew members for a movie that contains a significant amount of Spanish dialogue.“It’s a story about a Mexican immigrant,” Weitz says, “a very hard-working man, and the threats to his livelihood and his life.”


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