Marisol | Review by: Stefano Bove

 Marisol is a coming of age story that tackles the difficult conversation of illegal immigrants in America. Every immigrant story is unique but treated the same way in the eyes of Americans and organizations like ICE. Marisol's story is unique to her but not uncommon, 

Esmeralda Camargo is Marisol Rivera, a 17 year old high school student that is excited about her future in college but that is completely derailed as she discovers that she is an Illegal citizen. The discovery comes after she runs into some trouble at a local party and gets scared of what the consequences could be. She lives with her Aunt and Cousin in Texas and must figure out how she will navigate this issue and how she will go to college.

The story is driven by the charismatic performance of Esmeralda Camargo who is a stand out in her first major role. She is a natural talent that carried the film and really displays a range of emotions stress as her character struggles with identity and trust. Marisol goes on a journey of self discovery as she comes to terms with her nationality, and her fear of trusting any one with the possibility of getting deported. 

Marisol may not be groundbreaking in terms of storytelling but deals with the social and racial challenges any immigrant faces. it does also lay the foundation for future star, Esmeralda Camargo. 

Marisol is scheduled for an LA Theatrical release at the Laemmle Monica Film Center and an NY Theatrical release at the Village East by Angelika from September 1-7, 2023. Marisol will then be released on VOD via Screen Media on September 12, 2023.

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