Contracorriente

After years of taking care of his mom and being in denial of what she really needs, Alberto is confronted by his brother and witnesses a crucial point of Isabel’s condition, which forces him to realize he cannot continue to do this by himself.

  • Carlos Asse
    Director
  • Carlos Asse
    Writer
  • Carlos Asse
    Producer
  • Carlo Mendoza
    Producer
  • Silvia Curiel
    Key Cast
    "Isabel"
  • Dan Lopecci
    Key Cast
    "Alberto"
  • Carlos Trevi
    Key Cast
    "Santiago"
  • Rodrigo Obregon
    Key Cast
    "Miguel"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family Drama, Latinx
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.66:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Oaxaca Film Festival
    Oaxaca
    Mexico
    October 7, 2019
    International Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cannes Short Film Corner
    Cannes
    France
    May 21, 2019
    Short Film Corner
Director Biography - Carlos Asse

Carlos Asse is a Mexican filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. His work is shaped by a passion for storytelling and blends surrealism into the most honest and thought-provoking elements of life itself. Attracted to the human condition, he strives to evoke an emotion in the viewer with every frame.

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Director Statement

What happens to elder people as they grow older? How are families affected by the passing of their loved ones?
"Contracorriente" is an ode to motherhood. An exploration of the self-afflicting nature of the human being, and a story of detachment.