Streaming on on Netflix
The present and the past run parallel
Not another coming-of-age-drama
Yes, this movie covers the year in Ulises’ life where he is reaching adulthood but it is not your regular coming-of-age drama. As you watch I’m No Longer Here, you are rooting for him. Juan Daniel Garcia Treviño has done a fantastic job and we might watch other Mexican films to see more of his work. The movie also covers the Kolombia culture, which was a counterculture movement known for its love for Cumbia. Ulises is not given a lot of dialogues and instead, we are shown what is going on in his mind with constant flashbacks. You cannot take your eyes off Ulises every time he is dancing on-screen and you might tap your feet as well.
WATCH OR NOT
I’m No Longer Here is a must-watch for everyone who wants to get a glimpse of life in Mexico and for anyone who wants to settle in a foreign country. Lovers of dance-dramas will also love this movie. Don’t let the language stop you, the subtitles still retain the experience. This is a touching story without being too dramatic. That is a rare breed.
Writer: Fernando Frias de la Parra
Cast: Juan Daniel Garcia Treviño, Xueming Angelina Chen, Jonathan Espinoza, Coral Puente, Fanny Tovar
Streaming on: Netflix