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I'm No Longer Here (Ya no estoy aquí)2019

I'm No Longer Here (Ya no estoy aquí) (2019)

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Critic Consensus: I'm No Longer Here's occasionally uneven narrative is more than offset by its honest and visually poetic approach to themes of identity and assimilation.

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In the mountains of Monterrey, Mexico, a small street gang named "Los Terkos" spend their days listening to slowed down cumbia music and attending dance parties, showing off their outfits, hairstyles and gang alliances. These different bands of disaffected youth refer to themselves as Kolombianos, combining the Cholo culture with Colombian music. Ulises Samperio (17), the leader of Los Terkos, tries to protect his friends from the nefarious elements of a quickly evolving drug/political war, but after a misunderstanding with a local cartel, he is forced to leave for Jackson Heights, Queens, a diverse immigrant community in New York City. Ulises tries to assimilate, but when he learns that his gang and the whole Kolombia culture is under threat, he questions his place in America and longs to return home.

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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (7)

It hypnotically washes over you, and I think that has a lot to do with the cinematography, music, and the lead performance by Juan Daniel Garcia Treviño.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…

The one quibble that I have with this film is the tentative romance... But when the film is in Mexico, it is really special.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Frías de la Parra proves himself a gifted visual storyteller, but he's also not one to handhold us through a narrative.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Living undocumented in the U.S. has serious downsides, and the film captures them with sympathy rather than sensationalism.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…

So gorgeously shot and offers such a rich sense of place that it's always visually compelling, even when the narrative tends to sag a bit.

May 27, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

At points, the story drags. But "I'm No Longer Here" offers an authentic portrait of a boy adrift from home.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

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