Martin (Mathieu Demy) has to face up to his mother's death while his relationship with Claire (Chiara Mastroianni) is coming to an end. He must return to L.A. where he grew up, to deal with the formalities surrounding his inheritance. There, he is greeted by Linda (Geraldine Chaplin), a family friend who offers to help him through his difficult time. When she takes him to his mother's apartment, the place, people and things reawaken images from his childhood. Troubled by his memories, Martin takes off to Tijuana on the trail of Lola (Salma Hayek), a Mexican woman he once knew, and who held a special place in his mother's life. He finds her at the Americano, a private club where she dances every night. To find his own peace, Martin will have to delve into his past.
- Director: Mathieu Demy
- Country: France
- Genre: Drama
- Year: 2012
- Run Time: 01:45:55
- imdb Score: 6.4/10 (82 votes)
- Language: French
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Mathieu Demy, Chiara Mastroianni, Salma Hayek, Geraldine Chaplin
A.O. Scott - THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Often hypnotic, this small, well-acted piece focuses on a middle-aged man intent on fulfilling his departed mother's final wish."
Harvey S. Karten - COMPUSERVE
"The primary appeal of Americano lies in witnessing the attempt of a famous progeny to forge his own creative path, as Demy's struggle with artistic inheritance resonates throughout unmoored Martin's voyage between past and present."
David Rooney - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2011
Namur Film Festival 2011
Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival 2011
BFI London Film Festival 2011