I Miss You
2010. Mexico/Argentina. Fabian Hofman. 96 min.
Sunday, December 11, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
I Miss You
2010. Mexico/Argentina. Directed by Fabian Hofman. With Fermin Volcoff, Martin Slipak, Susana Pampin. Inspired by actual events in the director’s life, I Miss You is the evocative story of two brothers coming of age in the 1970s, during the Argentine military dictatorship's "dirty war." Fifteen year-old Javier idolizes his older brother, Adrian, who has recently returned from compulsory military service. As the political situation heats up, it becomes clear that Adrian now belongs to a group of antigovernment activists, and he soon disappears. Young Javier is abruptly sent to stay with relatives in Mexico, where he tries to forge an identity in exile but finds himself burdened with the premature separation from his family and the weight of collective guilt. By the time of the bittersweet reunion with his parents and grandmother in Uruguay, only Javier is willing to face the truth about his brother and confront a future that looks far different from the one he had planned. This story of exile and struggle, family and childhood, illuminates the interconnectedness and contrasts between Mexico and Argentina during the period. In Spanish; English subtitles. 96 min.