We can bet that it was a successful weekend for Jonas Cuaron, who debuted his recent film "Desierto" at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. The son of Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuaron, is producer, screenwriter and director of the film that tackles the issue of Mexican border-crossing.

"Desierto" stars Gael Garcia Bernal, who portrays the role of a migrant fleeing from a U.S. vigilante. "Immigration is a part of life. We all come from immigrants," Garcia Bernal said in a Q&A at the film festival, reports Variety. The Mexican actor also states that Cuaron's film pays homage "to all the people who make this journey.”

The film, which is in Spanish and English, was written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s grandson, Mateo Garcia and produced by Cuaron's father and uncle, Carlos

Though the movie happens to be timely following Donald Trump's racist comments on undocumented Mexicans in the U.S., Cuaron specified that he began working on the script six years ago. However, he added that the issue is "universal." "We view it as a problem, but it’s not a problem, it’s a phenomenon. There’s no such thing as an ‘illegal’ human being."

"Desierto" is Cuaron's fourth production as a director. His other films include "Año Uña" (2007), "The Shock Doctrine" (2007) and "Aningaaq" (2014).