I'm Leaving Now (Ya Me Voy)


Scotiabank Theatre 7 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 6:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Mon, Apr 30, 2018 2:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Sun, May 6, 2018 5:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Made In Mexico
Film Subjects:America
Families & Family Stories
Labour & Working People
Love & Relationships
By Program - Sort:Closed Captions & Full Subtitles
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Lindsey Cordero
Armando Croda
Producer(s):Josh Alexander
Lindsey Cordero
Armando Croda
Editor(s):Armando Croda
Writer(s):Josh Alexander
Cinematography:Armando Croda
Composer:Jacobo Lieberman
Leonardo Heiblum
Sound:Lindsey Cordero


Felipe has spent 16 years living undocumented in Brooklyn, working low-paying jobs and collecting bottles to get by. He sends the bulk of his earnings home to support his family in Mexico, and longs to return and reunite with his wife and children. But when he calls them with the news that he’s decided to move back to Mexico, he discovers that they don’t return the feeling—they've squandered the money he’s sent, are now deep in debt and need him to stay in the US to keep earning. Heartbroken and betrayed, he now finds himself at an unexpected crossroads in his life. Blending documentary with fictional elements and shot over two years, a lyrical meditation unfolds as Felipe traverses the streets of Brooklyn, reflecting on family, home, loneliness and love, and pondering where his life will go next. Heather Haynes

Co-presented with aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival.

Made In Mexico program presented in collaboration with the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE).

Included Shorts

Symphony of a Sad Sea (12min) More

Additional Information

NOW - 3 Stars

POV - "Offers a necessary perspective on race, class, and nationality."

IDA - "20 IDA-supported Films Screening at Hot Docs"