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  • WELCOME TO THE WORLD Premieres in Mexico

    November 7, 2019
  • Welcome to the World will premiere in Mexico at the 6th Festival Mundial de Cine de Veracruz (World Film Festival of Veracruz), running November 12-16, 2019. The film screens in Fiction Short Films Program 1 on Monday, November 11, 2019, 10am, at Instituto Tecnológico de Veracruz; Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5pm, at both the Instituto Tecnológico de Boca del Rio and Casa Ejidal Zempoala; and Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9pm, at La Moderna Xalapa.

    The festival is presented in association with Fundación 500 años de la Vera Cruz A.C., a foundation commemorating the founding of the city of Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz by Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés when he arrived in Mexico on April 22, 1519. The foundation features commemorative activities that cover science, technology, fine arts, and popular culture.

    Welcome to the World is a daring film about a troubled man who records a video message for his pregnant sister. Drawing its power and immediacy from its first-person, confessional style, the film presents, in one continuous shot, the journey of one man's awakening from isolation back to humanity. The film stars Albert and is directed by Albert and Anthony Grasso.

    Richard Propes (The Independent Critic) gives it four stars and writes:

    "RIVETING... CHAN'S PERFORMANCE IS DEEPLY MOVING... LINGERS IN YOUR BRAIN LONG AFTER THE CLOSING CREDITS"

    Kirk Fernwood (One Film Fan) praises the film as:

    "INTELLIGENT, INVENTIVE, AND INSPIRED... CHAN DOES A FANTASTIC JOB... DRAWING YOU IN WITH EVERY WORD... THE FINALE IS A STROKE OF CREATIVE BRILLIANCE AND ARTISTRY"

    Max White (OC Movie Reviews) raves:

    "CHAN GIVES A GRIPPING, HEARTFELT AND SINCERE PERFORMANCE WHICH PLUNGES YOU INTO THE MURKY WATERS OF MODERN HUMANITY AND MASCULINITY... SQUEEZES SO MUCH RAW EMOTION INTO A SINGLE SHOT"

    And Rachel Pullen (UK Film Review) writes:

    "LEADING MAN ALBERT M. CHAN... PLAYS AN EMOTIONALLY RAW MAN WITH A GRACE AND EASE THAT IS OFTEN ONLY SEEN WITHIN SOME OF THE MOST HIGH END ACTORS... PACKS A HUGE PUNCH... TO CREATE SUCH AN IMPACT ON A VIEWER IN ONLY SEVEN MINUTES WITH JUST ONE MAN, A SCRIPT AND A CAMERA CERTAINLY SPEAKS VOLUMES OF THE SKILLS THAT CHAN HAS AS A DIRECTOR, WRITER AND PERFORMER."