Somos lo que hay (We are what we are)

de Jorge Michel Grau


A Mexican family has made their existence conditional on practicing a ritual that includes cannibalism. When the father dies, the older son is forced to take charge in order to bring home food and keep the family united. Dark, sordid and shockingly real, this year Somos lo que hay once again proves that genre cinema is still capable of manufacturing important works without falling into self-satisfaction. Its best weapons: an excellent casting and a screenplay and camera that observe and suggest, that hopelessly but firmly penetrate the destitution of a marginal atmosphere awaiting tragedy. Categorical.


Jorge Michel Grau

With a degree from the CCC in Mexico, he has worked as a documentary and television producer and collaborated on different IMCINE and CCC projects. With the short Más bonita que tú (08) he picked up the young jury award at Rencontres du Cinema Sud-Americain (Marseille). Somos lo que hay is his first feature film.

Technical information

Edition: 2010
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: Spanish