Berlinale

Workers

Synopsis
After a whole life of work at Tijuana, Rafael and Lidia are victims of injustice against their rights and dignity: Rafael learns that due to a paperwork mistake, he will not be entitled to his retirement pension. As for Lidia, she finds out that her employer’s will leaves the entire heirloom to the dog, and that the fortune would only be passed down to the employees should the dog die. In their own way, alone and silently, they´ll begin a battle: Rafael against a company, Lidia against a dog.


World premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2013, Panorama

Key festivals and awards
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2013
Golden Colon and Silver Colon, Huelva Latin American Film Festival 2013
Mezcal Award, Guadalajara International Film Festival 2013
Grand Prix, Split Film Festival 2013
Feature Film Competition Award, Morelia International Film Festival 2013
LA Film Fest 2013
Chicago International Film Festival 2013
Los Angeles Film Festival 2013
Golden Sun, Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema 2013
Ariel Awards 2014

Mexico, 2013
Director: José Luis Valle
Producers: Zensky Cine-Foprocine (Mexico), Autentika Films (Germany)
German WCF partner: Autentika Films
World Sales: MPM Film (France)

Funded in the WCF jury session in November 2011
Funding: 40,000 €