‘We Are Living Things’ Review: The Truth Is Out There

do you want to believe Solomon (Jorge Antonio Guerrero) already believes that his mother has been abducted by aliens.

But the ludicrous proposition faced by many illegal immigrants like Solomon is that Antonio Tibaldi’s cool, atmospheric “We Are Living Things” is, if not always perfectly formed. , as it claims in its own way. persistent ambiguity.

Mexican Solomon works odd jobs and lives in a recycling lot in Brooklyn. At night, he pursues his passion for magnetic rocks there and hears the sounds of the stars. He meets a beautiful Chinese woman, Chu Yao (Xing Cheng Liu), and feels he has found her fellow believer. he’s not wrong In fact, she says she was abducted by aliens.

perceive the danger. Chuyao also has an undocumented — vulnerable — day at a nail salon. At night, a charming hustler (Zao Wang) may piss her off and provoke her angry Googlers. (Leave the awkwardness; it’s called a latex vacuum bed.) Solomon is often more a convincing stalker than a hero, with a creepy van and an expository man with chloroform and box cutters. have no facilities. His unsolicited rescue attempt causes the unlikely pair to flee west.

Tibaldi and his co-author, Àlex Lora, do a lot for very little and likely end up with more questions than solutions, making them worthy of a film about alien life in its many forms. If you’re wondering if the main characters and their relationships are well-founded, perhaps the answer lies somewhere.

we are creatures
Unrated. English, Spanish, Mandarin, with subtitles. Running time: 1 hour 36 minutes. at the theater.

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