Demián Bichir (left) stars as “Miguel” and Robin Wright (right) stars as “Edee” in LAND, a Focus Features release. Credit : Daniel Power / Focus Features
A story about healing and the transcendent power of human kindness, LAND follows the journey of a woman searching for a new way to live in the wake of a life-altering loss. Edee Holzer (Robin Wright, “Forrest Gump”) removes herself from society to embark on a solitary existence in the remote mountain wilderness of Wyoming. Living off the grid without no prior wilderness experience, Edee is buffeted by the elements and unprepared for nature’s formidable realities. She struggles mightily against odds that grow steeper by the day, but a timely encounter with a local man, Miguel Borras (Demián Bichir, “The Hateful Eight”), opens the door to deeper understanding of nature as he teaches her the skills she needs to survive. An unexpected friendship develops between two wounded souls, and a bond that confers healing and grace.
Demián Bichir became known internationally for his 2012 Oscar nomination for Best Actor in the Chris Weitz film, A Better Life. Bichir was born in Mexico City into an established family in the entertainment industry. He began acting at a very young age and was already doing theater by the age of 13. In his early 20s he left Mexico City to attend Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York. Upon his return to Mexico in 1991 his career took off with Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas making history in Mexican Cinema. On his second attempt in Hollywood he made his debut with In the Time of the Butterflies starring Salma Hayek. Since then he has participated in films like Machete Kills, A Hateful Eight and The Nun. Next month he will be seen in Godzilla vs. King.
I was excited to connect with the acclaimed Mexican actor Demián Bichir via Zoom to discuss Land. He expressed why he felt he had to be a part of the film after reading the script. In addition, he shared a favorite 80s song in remembrance of his character Miguel’s music playlist.
What is your favorite 80s song?
Focus Features will release LAND in theaters on February 12, 2021
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