I Carry You With Me

Te Llevo Conmigo

Queensland Premiere

(7:00PM in cinema start)

Director Heidi Ewing
Screenwriter Heidi Ewing and Alan Page Arriaga
Cast Armando Espitia, Christian Vázquez, Michelle Rodríguez, Iván Garcia, Gerardo Zabaleta
Country USA / Mexico
Language Spanish with English subtitles
Runtime 111min
Year 2020
Genre Drama / Gay

Winner Next category, Sundance Film Festival 
'I Carry You With Me' tells the true story of an undocumented gay couple from Mexico who risk their lives for love, liberty and the American Dream.
When you dream, it happens so fast.

Following a tender romance spanning decades, starting in provincial Mexico and continuing as first Iván, then Gerardo, journey towards sharing a life together in New York City. I Carry You With Me is an intimate love story, as well as a soulful rumination on family, sacrifice, regret, and ultimately, hope.

As a young aspiring chef in Mexico, Iván works at a restaurant, hoping to land a spot in the kitchen while supporting the mother of his child. One night he meets Gerardo, a handsome teacher who, unlike Iván, is out as a gay man. Their chemistry is instant. The discovery of their romance, however, causes conflict, and he is told he can no longer see his son. In despair, Iván makes the arduous decision to cross the border to advance his culinary career, promising his son and newfound love he will return.