Entre Nos

Entre Nos

By Paola Mendoza, Gloria LaMorte


Entre Nos is a bio/true story about a woman’s struggle to survive in New York City with her two children after being abandoned by her husband. The main character, Mariana, totes her two children from the country and culture of Colombia to reunite with her husband in Queens, New York. Her life is devastatingly turned around when her husband abandons the family. As a result, Mariana now struggles with unemployment, eviction letters, eviction notice forms, how to speak fluent English, and experiencing the earliest signs of pregnancy. With no where to go Mariana starts experience various types of stress due to her misfortunes. Mariana and her kids have to now be equipped to survive in living in a foreign country as Mariana desperately searches for jobs hiring in NYC. In the end, Mariana resourcefully navigates a surprising avenue for making some money by using recycle containers to recycle for cash.

While the threats to Mariana’s family are palpable, the three manage to avoid drastic suffering. Given the maternal fortitude displayed by Mariana the family grows strong through their struggles.
United States, Colombia 81 minutes 2009 English, Spanish
  • Audience Award: Best Narrative Feature (Winner) - 2009 Newport International Film Festival (Newport, United States)
  • Best Female Actor (Winner) - 2009 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Fort Lauderdale, United States)
  • Best Film: North American Independents Competition (Winner) - 2009 Festroia: Troia International Film Festival (Setubal, Portugal)
  • Best of Fest (Winner) - 2009 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Fort Lauderdale, United States)
  • Crystal Heart (Winner) - 2009 Heartland Film Festival (Indianapolis, United States)
  • Debut Acting Award (Winner) - 2009 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Fort Lauderdale, United States)
  • Birds Eye View Film Festival 2009 (London, England)
  • Cancun International Film Festival 2009 (Cancun, Mexico)
  • Deauville Festival of American Film 2009 (Deauville, France)
  • Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2009 (Havana, Cuba)
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2009 (Fort Lauderdale, United States)
  • Hamburg Film Festival 2009 (Hamburg, Germany)
  • Heartland Film Festival 2009 (Indianapolis, United States)
  • Newport International Film Festival 2009 (Newport, United States)
  • Pusan International Film Festival 2009 (Pusan, South Korea)
  • Traverse City Film Festival 2009 (Traverse City)
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  • 100.0/5 Stars.

The Fight to Survive

by Alyssa on Jun 10th, 2011
Entre Nos is a very touching story about a Columbian woman struggling to survive in New York with her two kids after her husband left her. The movie is based on a true story and displays the extreme courage and strength of Mariana Mendoza as she fights to keep whats left of her family together without a job or a home in a country who's language she does not know.
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