He proposed to his girlfriend to bring her to America. But then, she leaves him at the altar.

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He proposed to his girlfriend to bring her to America. But then, she leaves him at the altar.

Augusto is a good-natured but aimless young man adrift in his life in the Dominican Republic. But an opportunity opens up when he wins the green card lottery to emigrate to the U.S.

But that choice opens up a dilemma: what will happen with his lovely girlfriend of six months, Savanna?

New Zealand director Shahir Daud crafts a charming, relatable story about the pull of love, filled with beautiful camerawork and skillful acting performances that capture the dizzying, logic-defying nature of passionate love.

This romantic drama swings from the giddiest moments of romance to moving moments of genuine emotion. The cast is multicultural — as is the production itself, which was filmed in New York with Puerto Rican and Swedish lead actors.

But “La Loteria” shows just how universal and powerful love is — and how it makes everything possible.

He takes the plunge at 4:48…






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