by Alejandro Bellame
Coming of Age Drama 122'
Venezuela Italy
Spanish (Eng Subs)
Awards Best Narrative, Best Script, Best Edition, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Director - Seattle Latino FF 2021. Critics Award, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Photography, and Best Screenplay - Festival del Cine Venezolano 2021. Audience Award - Chicago Latino FF 2021.
Festivals Seattle Latino FF 2021, NY Latino FF 2021, Festival del Cine Venezolano 2021, Chicago Latino FF 2021 WP Cinequest FF 2020

Eugenia, is torn between fulfilling or not a promise made 13 years ago to Luis, his brief and tragic teen love.
Meet three young people – in wretched, ostracized, breathtakingly beautiful Venezuela – on spring break and on the road, in search of a way out, and answers to unanswerable questions.

Luis and Vadier join 17-year-old Eugenia on a road trip in search of Eugenia's unknown Italian grandfather whose citizenship may guarantee her a European passport and a way out of Venezuela's political and economic crisis. After a torrid affair, she promises Luis that they will meet in Rome in 13 years. Time passes and the now adult Eugenia receives a phone call reminding her of that promise, one she no longer wants to keep. "Opposite Direction" is much more than a portrait of the Venezuelan diaspora; it's a story about hopes dashed and restored.

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