Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Lake Los Angeles

Year: 2014
Country: USA, GREECE
Run Time: 85 minutes

Lake Los Angeles
Lake Los Angeles
Lake Los Angeles

In a desolate landscape in the Mojave Desert, there is a shack among the dried stalks of a former harvest. Here Francisco temporarily houses immigrants who arrive surreptitiously in the backs of trucks. He has left his family in Havana, imagining they will join him someday. Francisco hovers in a sort of dreamworld, dictating love letters to his wife while stuck in a remote life devoid of purpose. With a new load of refugees comes a girl named Cecilia whose mother has sent her alone to America. She speaks only to the little man in her snow globe. Though their loneliness binds them together, Francisco and Cecilia are separated. She wanders the desert, taking shelter in the remains of broken houses with nothing inside but the ghosts of past lives. LAKE LOS ANGELES, the third part of a trilogy, is a hypnotic work that examines this country through the eyes of outsiders struggling to realize the American dream. (In Spanish with subtitles) – B.B.

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Mike Ott studied at the California Institute of the Arts where he received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Film/Video. In 2011 Ott won an Independent Spirit Award as "Someone to Watch."

"Analog Days" (2006), "Littlerock" (2010), "Pearblossom Hwy" (2012), LAKE LOS ANGELES (2014)

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Roberto Sanchez, Johanna Trujillo, Eloy Mendez

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