NEW YORK (January 28, 2020) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today they have partnered with Sony’s Stage 6 Films for the worldwide release of Heidi Ewing’s feature narrative debut I CARRY YOU WITH ME (TE LLEVO CONMIGO).  Co-written by Ewing (JESUS CAMP, ONE OF US) and Alan Page Arriaga, the film received multiple standing ovations at its Sundance Film Festival premiere in the NEXT section.  The film will be released later this year.

I CARRY YOU WITH ME is produced by Mynette Louie and Ewing, alongside co-producers Gabriela Maire, Edher Campos and Alexandra Vivas, and executive produced by Norman Lear and Brent Miller, as well as Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman and Michael Heimler of Black Bear Pictures. Production companies credited are Loki Films, The Population, and Zafiro Cinema. The film stars Armando Espitia (NUESTRAS MADRES), Christian Vázquez (YO FAUSTO), and Michelle Rodríguez (MIRREYES CONTRA GODINEZ)

Based on a true story, I CARRY YOU WITH ME is a decades-spanning romance that begins in Mexico between an aspiring chef and a teacher. Their lives restart in incredible ways as societal pressure propels the couple to make the treacherous journey to New York with dreams, hopes, and memories in tow.

Heidi Ewing said "I’m simply over the moon to collaborate with Sony Pictures Classics on my narrative debut. I’ve admired their deft releases of great films like CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, AMOUR, A FANTASTIC WOMAN and PAIN AND GLORY and know that they will bring this love story to audiences worldwide with great care."

"I knew early on that Sony Classics would be a great fit for our film, and I'm gratified that our U.S.-Mexico co-production will get a proper theatrical release to showcase the incredible work of our Mexican cast and crew,” added Producer Mynette Louie.

Sony Pictures Classics stated, “I CARRY YOU WITH ME is a major motion picture, a remarkable emotional experience — urgent in its timeliness, a richly rewarding entertainment.  Heidi Ewing has gone beyond all definitions of genre here.  Heidi’s life energy is in every frame, a filmmaker of major proportions.  It is a privilege to partner with Heidi, her fearless producer Mynette Louie, Black Bear and our friends at Sony’s Stage 6 Films, whose commitment to this film has been unflagging since its inception.”

Alexander Almogabar Zahn oversaw the film for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions production label Stage 6 Films.  CAA Media Finance packaged and represented the film at Sundance.


Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992—which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.  Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 39 Academy Awards® (35 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 175 Academy Award® nominations (149 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, WHIPLASH, AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.


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