Info

  • Certification: Film rated as: CFF-15
  • Country: Canada USA
  • Release year: 2021
  • Language: English
  • Run time: 115 minutes
  • Genre: Drama
115 minutes

Synopsis

Alicia Vikander stars in this gripping story about citizenship, rights, and the heartache that many families experience when pulled apart under tough immigration laws and enforcement.

"Vikander, often acclaimed for roles that call for elegance and poise, has rarely been this forceful and immediate on-screen, and she and Chon achieve a portrait of a marriage that pulses with warmth, life and a ferocious mutual need." ... "You’re meant to reflect on their experiences. You might also find yourself thinking of the migrant families traumatized and separated at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent years — a different dimension of the immigrant crisis that nonetheless resonates with this movie’s singular nightmare. It’s in Antonio’s love for his wife and children, and his fear of losing them, that BLUE BAYOU finds a core of wrenching emotional honesty that survives its more manipulative impulses. It knows the love it takes to build and nurture a family, and the violence it takes to tear that family asunder." JUSTIN CHANG, LA TIMES