Sui Generis

Sui Generis (of its own kind) is the story of a young boy who crosses the US/Mexico border. Like many before him, he leaves behind everything he has and faces a future of many incarnations. Whatever his path, however, he discovers the border is always there, changing form, a different barrier for every dream.

Told without dialogue, the film and soundtrack are loosely inspired by the novel Frankenstein, showing the “creation” of a person who is regarded as undesirable and treated as sub-human by many in the mainstream. Sui Generis is a commentary on immigration, on “illegal” immigrants and on the effects this phenomenon has on individuals, families and society.

Directed by Yvan Iturriaga
Producer: Maria Recarte & Larry Fernandez
Music: The Dandelion War
DP L.A.: Paola Trulin
DP Bay Area: Mecky Creus
Editor: Ari Sigal
FX: Chad Harber


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