Hambre - Official Feature Selection of the 40th Chicago Latino Film Festival (Venezuela)


In a Venezuela stricken by a decade-long economic and political crisis that has led to the migration of millions of its citizens, two former schoolmates are forced to face an uneasy choice. Roberto, a rigid idealist, works for the ministry of transportation convinced he will never abandon his home country. Abroad in Italy, Selina, a careless brat, works illegally and considers marrying for papers as long as she never has to return to Venezuela. When Roberto gets a job offer abroad and Selina gets trapped in Caracas during Christmas vacation, will they stay behind or migrate?

Director and writer Joanna Nelson is scheduled to attend both screenings.