An emotional drama which evocatively explores the themes of identity, migration and transformation, X500 is the second feature from Colombian-Canadian writer-director Juan Andres Arango. It features memorable performances from Jembie Almazan, Bernardo Garnica Cruz and Jonathan Diaz Angulo as three teenagers living in different areas of the Americas yet going through the same experiences, thousands of kilometres apart.
Maria: newly arrived in Montreal following the death of her mother, she is alienated and isolated both at home and at school.
Alex: has returned to Colombia after being deported from the US, carrying with him the secret of his brother’s death.
David: following his father’s death he leaves his indigenous Mazahua village to find work in Mexico City.
Can they survive the violence of their new worlds?