118 minutes – Drama Language: English and Spanish with English subtitles Festival release date: Release date: 2022 Production companies: Rayon Verde, Arbitrage Pictures, Timelapse Pictures Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media
So Much Tenderness follows Aurora (Noëlle Schönwald), a Colombian environmental lawyer who is forced to flee her native country when her husband (Juan Pablo Cruz) is murdered. With the help of a young couple (Deragh Campbell and Kazik Radwanski), she illegally crosses into Canada from the U.S. inside the trunk of a car, and is forced to start her life from scratch as a refugee. Six years later, she leads a seemingly normal life in Toronto with her tempestuous daughter Lucía (Natalia Aranguren), until her estranged cousin Edgar (Francisco Zaldua), who was a suspect in her husband’s murder, resurfaces, threatening everything she’s built.
Noëlle Schönwald Natalia Aranguren Deragh Campbell Augusto Bitter Andreana Callegarini-Gradzik Charlotte Creaghan Juan Pablo Cruz Brad Deane Lina Gómez Sebastian Kowollik Lee Lawson Alexander Macdonald Kazik Radwanski Francisco Zaldua Luisa Alvarez Restrepo Esme Cockerill Nicole Deane Robin Guillen Douglas Hann Rodrigo Michelangeli Clara Monroy Claudia Montoya Almeiro Rodriguez Jasmine Shek Perry Stockwell María Jose Suárez
Aurora Lucía Nancy Félix Madison Annabel Adrián Santana John Camila Alexander Simone Alex Rob Edgar Interpreter Esme Woman In Spanish Class Thomas Immigration Officer Man At Store Grandmother Claudia Grandfather Border Officer Edward Latin Cafe Owner