The World or Nothing


TIFF Lightbox 3 Sat, Apr 27, 2019 8:45 PM
TIFF Lightbox 2 Sun, Apr 28, 2019 1:15 PM
Hart House Theatre Thu, May 2, 2019 3:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Families & Family Relationships
Performers & Performance
Popular Culture
Technology & Culture
Southern Europe
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ingrid Veninger
Producer(s):Ingrid Veninger
Editor(s):Claudia Munuera
Cinematography:Leon Guallart Diaz
Composer:Sensacion Gemela
Sound:Eric Apps
John Switzer
Jakob Thiesen


From their cousin's couch in Barcelona, inseparable identical twins Rubert and Rubildo upload self-made music videos. The brothers share a laptop and a dream of achieving internet fame. Determined to make it as YouTube sensations, they pledge to make their parents in Cuba proud. In this, her first documentary film, award-winning indie queen Ingrid Veninger uses her understated observational camera to follow the twins as they roam the streets and beaches of their new home on the lookout for video material. In moments of candid honesty, the reserved brothers open up about what they've sacrificed to achieve their dream and what celebrity may mean to their family back home. The World or Nothing is a tender look at the millennial search for online fame, the immigrant dream of "making it" and the inspiring bonds of brotherly love. Aisha Jamal

Co-presented with Women in Film & Television–Toronto (WIFT-T).

Canadian Spectrum program sponsored by TVO.

Additional Information

  • NOW - 4 Stars, "A piercing study."
  • In the Seats - 4 Stars
  • POV - Ingrid Veninger Talks ‘The World or Nothing’ (‘El Mundo O Nada’)
  • One Movie Our Views - 3 Stars, "Charming portrait."
  • In the Seats - Talking documentary aesthetics with Ingrid Veninger, director of 'THE WORLD OR NOTHING'