Brazil, Germany, Mexico 2021 – Director: Jakob Krese, Danilo Do Carmo – Original language: Spanish – Subtitles: English, German – Length: 93 min.

Lilian has finally found the courage to leave her violent husband in Guatemala and, together with her four children, joins a caravan of migrants trying to cross the US border. On the perilous journey, she faces many challenges: from dealing with her children’s hunger to jumping on to the train known as “The Beast”. Dayela Valenzuela


No youth rating


Jakob Krese

The German-Yugoslavian filmmaker studied camera and directing in Berlin, Havana and Sarajevo and has since worked as a director, producer and cinematographer on numerous creative documentaries.

Danilo do Carmo 

The Brazilian filmmaker studied camera and editing in São Paulo and Berlin. LA ESPERA, his directorial debut together with Jakob Krese, premiered at IFFR in Rotterdam in 2020 and screened at numerous festivals worldwide.


THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER, DE/FI 2021, 80 min. (Director: Antonia Kilian, Jakob Krese as co-writer and co-producer)
LA ESPERA, DE/BR 2020, 14 min.
KEIN ENDE, DE/SL 2018, 6 min. (Director: Jakob Krese)

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English/Original Title: WHAT REMAINS ON THE WAY. Camera: Arne Büttner, Danilo do Carmo. Sound: Sound Designer: Rubén Valdes, Sound Mix: Daniel Turini, Direct Sound: Jakob Krese, Danilo do Carmo, Arne Büttner. Editing: Sofia A. Machado. Production: Majmun Films. Producer: Annika Mayer. Co-Producers: Co-Producer: Bruna Epiphanio - Olhar Através (Brazil). International Sales: Sentient.Art.Film.