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Upon Entry

Australian Premiere

"A captivating, suspenseful, and well-crafted drama." – The Playlist

Diego, a Venezuelan urbanist, and Elena, a contemporary dancer from Barcelona, move to the United States with their approved visas to start a new life. Their intention is to boost their professional careers and start a family in 'the land of opportunities'. However, upon entering Newark airport’s immigration area, they are taken to the secondary inspection room, where border officers will subject them to an unpleasant inspection process and a psychologically gruelling interrogation. Over the next few hours, the fate of Elena, Diego and their dreams is called into question as the officers interviewing them try to discover whether the couple may have something to hide, thus jeopardising their entry.

Upon Entry is a tight, taught and nerve-wracking drama that uses the very relatable experience of the unease we feel passing through airport customs as a way to ultimately interrogate a relationship, asking the question, how well do we really know someone?

SXSW 2023 Official Selection

Nominated for three Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars) including Best Leading Actor for Alberto Ammann and Best New Director for Alejandro Rojas and Juan Sebastián Vásquez



Unclassified 15+






English, Spanish, Catalan (English subtitles)


Alejandro Rojas, Juan Sebastián Vasquez

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