Spanish, German, English subtitles
Everything starts with a backpack full of 8 mm films that gets lost on a trip from Germany to Mexico. The films in the backpack document the everyday life and travels of a mexican middle class family over 3 generations.
Casi Paraíso is an essay film that combines 8mm footage, collected photographs, magnetic tape recordings and filmed moments to reflect on the violent situation in Mexico nowadays. When the filmmaker's daughter is born and becomes the fifth generation of this film, he inquires into the past and follows the events back home from a distance.