Sayra, a Honduran teen on her way North to start a new life, finds danger and friendship.
Nothing should detract from the evocative imagery or laudably naturalistic performances. But Fukunaga always seems more aware of the cinematic value of his material than emphasising its politico-economic significance.
Captivatingly naturalistic performances and cinematography almost makes up for the lack of a larger political framework.
Reviewed by Will Thomas