Upon Open Sky

  • Mexico, Spain| 2023 | Spanish| 117'| Colour
  • Original Title: A Cielo Abierto
  • Director: Mariana ARRIAGA, Santiago ARRIAGA
  • Producer: Hugo Sigman, Guillermo Arriaga, Matias Mosteirin, Leticia Cristi
  • Screenplay: Guillermo ARRIAGA
  • DoP: Julián APEZTEGUIA
  • Editor: Andrés Pepe Estrada
  • Cast: Theo GOLDIN, Maximo HOLLANDER, Federica GARCÍA, Julio CÉSAR CEDILLO, Sergio MAYER MORI, Julio BRACHO, Cecilia SUÁREZ, Manolo CARDONA


Toronto International Film Festival, 2023
Busan International Film Festival, 2023
The Venice Biennale, 2023

Synopsis: Two teenage brothers take a road trip to the border between Mexico and the US to track down the man responsible for the car accident that caused their father’s death. Joined by their beautiful newly-met step-sister, the three siblings embark on a tense revenge journey to adulthood which, ultimately, will have them come to terms with their father’s death.

Directors Bio: Mariana Arriaga is a film director, born and raised in Mexico City in a family of filmmakers. She studied communications and specialized in film. Her first work, a short film named “En Defensa Propia” was nominated to the Venice Horizon Award to premiere. Upon Open Sky (23), co-directed with Santiago Arriaga, is her feature debut. Santiago Arriaga is a Mexican director whose credits include the short films Libre de culpa (17), B-167-980-098 (18), and La hora cero (19). Upon Open Sky (23), co-directed with Mariana Arriaga, is his feature debut

Sales Agent: Film Factory

Coming of Age | Revenge | Family
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