Amor y matemáticas

Thursday, Sept 7 at 7:00 PM
SFU Woodward’s
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema

Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce
Mexico | 2022 | Spanish with English subtitles | 85 min | Comedy

Opening Night Tickets:
Film Only: $18 / $15
Film & Party at the FOX Cabaret: $25 / $23
Party Only: $20

Plus $3 VLAFF Membership required

Opening Night Cultural Partner:

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Community Partner:

What happens to all those dreamboat boy-band stars when they grow up? In a Mexican suburban neighbourhood, a middle-aged former pop star and stay-at-home dad is frustrated by the lack of fulfillment in his comfortable life. When a new neighbour and former groupie moves in across the street, the two are overcome with nostalgia for their glory days.

In the hands of director Claudia Sainte-Luce (The Amazing Catfish, The Empty Box), with her effective shifts in tone, the film’s simple narrative elements steer clear of triteness or heavy-handed exposition. What emerges instead, what these familiar conventions give way to, is a playfully subtle and humorously poignant way of looking at modern Mexican couples. Sainte-Luce creates a nuanced comedy out of two people’s struggles to conform to — or to break away from — social norms and expectations.

Diana Cadavid, TIFF