The young Mexican Elisa Miller, winner of a Golden Palm for her short film Watching It Rain, was working on what was intended to be her first feature - a project supported by the Hubert Bals Fund - when another impulsive idea matured earlier to become a real film.
The subject was: leaving the parental home. Miller shared diary notes about the emotions that can be involved - loneliness, alienation, a feeling of emptiness - with the actress Sofia Espinosa and camerawoman María José Secco (also responsible for the photography of Cold Water of the Sea, which was a Tiger Award winner last year). And before she knew it, 300 hours of film material (HDV and Super-8) had been collected.
The stylish Alicia, Go Yonder came about in this unusual way and the maker is sure that it is ‘undoubtedly an initiation rite, both for the character and for everyone who was involved with the film ’. It’s about 19-year-old Alicia, who leaves Mexico for Buenos Aires with the ambition of becoming a trapeze artist. Wrestling with herself, she will continue, to the end of the world, in southern Argentina. With her first full-length film, Miller displays her visual-emotional talent. Her gripping and dreamy film is about universal emotions, familiar to anyone who ever left home or is thinking about it.

International title
Alicia, Go Yonder
Filmmaker
Elisa Miller
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Mexico
Year
2010
Medium
35mm
Length
67’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Christian Valdelièvre
Production Company
Cine Pantera
Sales
Funny Balloons
Writer
Elisa Miller
Cinematography
María José Secco
Editor
Ares Botanch
Sound Design
Sergio Diáz, Arturo Zárate
Music
Juan Pablo Ramírez
Cast
Sofia Espinosa, Martín Piroyansky