Lupe Under the Sun / Lupe bajo el sol by Mexican-born Rodrigo Reyes was the top winner at the 20th edition of the Brooklyn Film Festival winning the Grand Chameleon Award for Best Film as well as the award for Best Narrative Feature.
In Reyes' film, after a lifetime working in the California fields, Lupe discovers that he is about to die. Desperate to make amends, he struggles to return to his family in Mexico before it is too late. Blurring the line between narrative and documentary, Lupe Under the Sun is inspired by the life of the director's own grandfather and shot with a cast of non-actors in real locations. Intimate and lyrical, Lupe's story captures the struggle of a generation of migrant workers chasing after the American Dream.
Lupe Under the Sun had its world premiere at the LA Film Festival last June, and has played in different film festivals including Morelia and London BFI. The 20th edition of the Brooklyn Film Festival took place