Slamdance Film Review: To The Bone

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SLUG-Magazine

“In yet another Slamdance World Premiere, To The Bone brings a glimpse into the difficult lives of migrant farmworkers. Eleven-year-old Valencia (Naomie Feliu), her father (Jaime Alvarez) and her eight-year-old little brother, Marcos (Carlos C. Torres), work long, hard days for next to no pay—just to give their family a chance at a better life—while all Valencia wants is to go home. But will her attempt to do so have unforseen aftereffects that cause more harm than good? Developed as part of Film Independent’s Project: Involve fellowship program and directed by Erin Li, To The Bone is a short film that documents a harsh reality that is so often overlooked. Feliu and Torres, though young, truly bring this story to life. With staunch, dedicated performances from everyone in this small cast and beautifully-shot scenes that tell much more than eight minutes worth of a story, To The Bone is definitely not a film to miss. It is being screened in the Slamdance Film Festival’s Shorts Block 1.”

Full article here.