24° 51’ North Latitude by Carlos Lenin is a short film from this year’s Short Film Corner at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Here’s a short Q&A with the director.

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What is your film about?

It’s the story about a migrant who’s trying to return to his town: the home of his most sweet memories. Plagued with nostalgia he reencounters with his childhood friends in this northern mexico town. He discovers that returning to a place like this, to an image, a memory, is impossible.

What are the main topics raised by the story?

The nostalgia, the friendship, the passing of time, the impossibility of stoping it and the violence that has transformed this town.

Who is the target audience of your film?

Adolescents, young adults and adults. Any migrant who has left home and has tried to return. Anyone who has life happened to them and couldn’t reconnect with those who were once his friends.

Why did you decided to submit your short film to the Short Film Corner?

It’s a great space to promote our work in order for people to have access to it and for it to reach more screens.

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You can find the growing list of interviews of the Short Film Q&A from Cannes, here: http://www.daazo.com/cannes2016qa/info