a film by Chico Pereira


Germany, UK, Spain | 2017 | 85:00 min

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Quixotesque quest of a Spanish man and his donkey in search of the American West. Looking for the freedom to roam in a world full of borders. Manolo leads a simple life in Southern Spain and has two loves in life: his donkey ’Gorrion‘ (Sparrow) and the freedom of wandering through nature. Already in his seventies, Manolo wants to live his biggest adventure yet. He wants to walk through USA, but he does not want to leave Gorrion behind. Manolo’s family, travel agencies, American Embassies, they all think that Manolo has lost the plot. But this man and his donkey will wander through nature, villages, and cities in order to make the trip to America together happen. Ultimately, this quixotesque quest goes beyond whim to become a reflection on the relationship between man and nature.
among others:
Best Film in the section 'Estampas' at DOCS[MX]
ida, Los Angeles - Best Writing
Rotterdam IFF 2017 Worldpremiere
Filmfest Munich,
60th San Francisco IFF at BAMFA
Cast and Crew
  • Director Chico Pereira
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