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En El Séptimo Dia

  • Directed by Jim McKay
  • United States, 2018, 92 mins., Spanish/English

In McKay’s first feature effort since 2004’s Everyday People (he has also directed episodes of critically acclaimed television shows like The Wire, Treme, and Breaking Bad), we follow José (Fernando Cardona), a Brooklyn restaurant bike delivery worker through a week flush with frustration and hard choices, including waiting for his wife to join him in the city from their home in Mexico. José, who lives with several other Mexican immigrants in a tiny apartment, is the captain of his neighborhood soccer team and his demanding boss’s most reliable worker. One Sunday, these roles come crashing together. Through this drama of the everyday, McKay and his memorable cast of non-professionals profoundly illustrate the myriad tensions of modern-day immigrant life in the US: treated like second-class citizens but carrying a dignity wholly their own, in search of a better life. “Movie magic.”—Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times. “A gem. Thoroughly engaging. A work of unforced charm.”—Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter. In Spanish and English with Spanish and English subtitles.

Genres: Drama