I Carry You With Me (Te Llevo Conmigo)

Drama | PG | 112 min.

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Film Info
Event Type:Feature
Release Year:2020
Rating:PG – coarse and sexual language
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Heidi Ewing
Cast:Armando Espitia
Christian Vázquez
Michelle Rodríguez
Ángeles Cruz
Raúl Briones
Arcelia Ramírez
Pascacio López
Michelle González
Luis Alberti
Yael Tadeo
Nery Arredondo
Alexia Morales
Produced By:Mynette Louie
Heidi Ewing
Screenwriter:Heidi Ewing
Alan Page Arriaga
Music By:Jay Wadley


I CARRY YOU WITH ME, Academy-Award® nominee Heidi Ewing’s (Best Documentary, Jesus Camp, 2006) luminous, moving debut as a narrative filmmaker, follows a tender romance spanning decades. Starting in provincial Mexico and continuing as first Iván, then Gerardo, journey towards sharing a life together in New York City, I CARRY YOU WITH ME is an intimate love story, as well as a soulful rumination on family, sacrifice, regret, and ultimately, hope.

Ewing gracefully traces both men’s lives from their childhoods in Mexico, through the decisions that lead them into adulthood. Iván, an aspiring chef and young father, hopes to secure a spot in a restaurant’s kitchen while supporting his child. But the discovery of his relationship with Gerardo causes conflict, and in despair, he makes the arduous choice to cross the border into the United States, promising his son and his soulmate Gerardo that he will return.

3 Actors Armando Espitia (star of two Cannes prizewinners, Nuestras Madres and Heli) and Christian Vázquez (Rudo y Cursi, Steven Soderbergh’s Che) bring pathos and passion to the characters of Iván and Gerardo. Textured with small moments of intimacy, I CARRY YOU WITH ME is also richly alive with the breadth of its cross-cultural perspective and broad expanse of time.

Though based on a true story, Ewing’s vision in I CARRY YOU WITH ME is boldly original – an impressionistic, open-hearted take on the American Dream, told by a filmmaker drawing on her years of practice in capturing the human experience.