Mira Nai

THE PEREZ FAMILY

Juan Raul Perez, a former political prisoner, comes from Cuba to the US to find his family. However, at first he is brought to a refugee camp, until he finds a bail for his residence permit. Prostitute Dorita Evita also waits for a guarantor in the camp. They decide to set up for a wedded couple, take up a mute old man as grandfather and an orphan as son in their tentative family and therefore find a bail and work. As Juan’s wife doesn’t recognize him anymore they keep on living together as a family at first. read more