Sometimes you meet someone who changes your life in a myriad of unexpected ways, challenging you to examine your passions and behavior, forcing you to wonder where and how to move forward. Such is the premise of the new film “There Is a New World Somewhere,” about a life-changing road trip between two stranger that they’ll never forget. Written and directed by Li Lu, the film follows Sylvia (Agnes Bruckner), a struggling artist in New York who was recently fired from her job. She flees back to her Texas hometown for a friend’s wedding, but at the pre-wedding party she meets an enigmatic stranger Esteban (Maurice Compte). On the eve of the wedding, Esteban dares Sylvia to join her on a road trip through the Deep South and confront the internal demons inside herself along the way. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
Agnes Bruckner currently stars in the A&E thriller “The Returned,” about residents in a small town whose lives are disrupted when people who have been dead for many years begin reappearing. She received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead for her performance in “Blue Car” opposite David Strathairn. She has also appeared in “Murder By Numbers,” “The Woods,” and “Citizen.” Meanwhile, Maurice Compte has appeared in such films as David Gordon Green’s “All The Real Girls,” David Ayer’s “End of Watch,” Scott Frank’s “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” and the Netflix series “Narcos.”
“There Is A New World Somewhere” is currently available on VOD and screening in select cities.