Pedro returns home to his small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico, after many years of working in the US. Having finally saved some money, he hopes to make a better life with his family, enjoying everyday moments together, and getting to know them once again. He even dreams of starting a band. But he finds his daughters have grown distant, and his wife, Teresa, is overwhelmed with her responsibilities.
Just as the family regains their balance, Pedro and Teresa are thrown into turmoil, facing a difficult pregnancy and the prospect of a new child. With work opportunities at home scarce, Pedro struggles with the temptation to return North. Aquí y Allá offers a rare and authentic look into the realities of Mexican life through an exploration of family relationships and a father’s sacrifice to give his family an opportunity to succeed in a society that offers them little. [subtitles]