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‘We Are Living Things’ Review: The Truth Is Out There

Do you wish to consider? Solomon (Jorge Antonio Guerrero) does — he already believes that his personal mom was kidnapped by area aliens — which might be simpler than accepting what could also be her more true and grizzlier destiny.

However such is the kind of absurd proposition confronted by many undocumented immigrants like Solomon, as Antonio Tibaldi’s cool and atmospheric “We Are Dwelling Issues” posits in unique if not all the time absolutely fashioned methods: Refugee life is usually a alternative between competing chances, a state of everlasting ambiguity.

Solomon, who’s Mexican, does odd jobs and lives on a recycling lot in Brooklyn, the place at night time he pursues his passions for magnetic rocks and listening to the celebrities. When he meets a wonderful Chinese language girl, Chuyao (Xingchen Lyu), he senses he has discovered a fellow believer. He isn’t incorrect; certainly, she says she was kidnapped by aliens herself.

He additionally senses hazard. Chuyao is undocumented, too — that’s to say, susceptible — working days at a nail salon. By night time, an enthralling hustler (Zao Wang) pimps her out in ways in which might immediate some angsty Googling. (I’ll prevent some awkwardness: It’s referred to as a latex vacuum mattress.) Solomon, typically a extra convincing stalker than hero, has a creepy van and an unexplained facility with chloroform and field cutters. His unsolicited rescue try sends the unlikely pair fleeing west.

Tibaldi and his co-writer, Àlex Lora, do a lot with little, and one is prone to end with extra questions than resolutions — becoming for a movie about varied types of alien life. In the event you’re additionally left questioning whether or not the central characters and their relationship really feel sufficiently grounded, maybe the reply is on the market someplace.

We Are Dwelling Issues
Not rated. In English, Spanish and Mandarin, with subtitles. Working time: 1 hour 36 minutes. In theaters.

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