YOU'RE KILLING ME SUSANA
Me estás matando Susana
Mexico, 2016 | 100 min
English and Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Roberto Sneider

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9:00 PM | The Cinematheque
 
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Gael García Bernal stars as Eligio, a charismatic but mediocre 28-year-old soap opera actor, who thinks life is a party. When he comes home one day to find that his wife, Susana, has left without an explanation, he sets out to look for her, but as he talks to their friends, he realizes his marriage wasn’t as perfect as he’d thought. When Eligio discovers that Susana has enrolled at a writers’ workshop at the prestigious University of Iowa, he pursues her without a second thought, oblivious to the challenges he will face in the foreign, buttoned-up society and the reception he might receive.

A highly entertaining comedy about the trials and tribulations in the relationship of
two
hot-tempered twenty-somethings.

Eligio, un carismático y mediocre actor de 28 años, vive en la fiesta. Un buen día llega a su casa para descubrir que su esposa Susana se ha ido sin explicación o advertencia. Eligio la busca por todas partes y al hablar con la gente va cayendo en cuenta de que entre ellos las cosas no andaban tan bien como él pensaba. Después de un par de meses, Eligio descubre que Susana ha ido a una universidad en una pequeña ciudad del centro de los Estados Unidos. Eligio malbarata su auto y se lanza furioso a buscarla. Desde su llegada el impulsivo, idiosincrásico y enojado Eligio se enfrenta con la rígida y discriminadora sociedad de Iowa.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Producers: Roberto Sneider, Ricardo Sneider, Phyllis Laing
Writers: Roberto Sneider, Luis Cámara
Cinematographer: Antonio Calvache
Editors: Aleshka Ferrero
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Verónica Echegui, Ashley Grace, Jadyn Wong, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Hurtig

Roberto Sneider (Mexico City, 1962) is a graduate of Mexico’s Iberoamerican University and of the directing program at the American Film Institute. Dos Crímenes (1994), his first feature film, obtained more than fifteen international awards. He produced Julie Taymor’s Frida (2002) and directed Arráncame la vida (2008), VLAFF’s Opening Night film in 2009.

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