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Completed - SPANISH - Comedy - 105 minutes

Log Line

From award-winning director Mariana Chenillo comes a touching comedy about how true beauty comes from the inside and paradise is closer to home than you might think.







Previous markets

  • Berlin EFM 2013 (Debut)
  • Cannes 2013 (Line up)
  • AFM 2013 (Premiere)
  • Ventana Sur 2013 (Screening)
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Year of production : 2013

Director(s) : Mariana CHENILLO
Writer(s) : Mariana CHENILLO
Cast : Andres ALMEIDA, Daniela RINCON

Producer(s) : Pablo CRUZ (CANANA), Diego LUNA (CANANA), Gael GARCIA BERNAL (CANANA), Julian LEVIN (CANANA)

Synopsis

Severely overweight childhood sweethearts Carmen and Alfredo live in "Paradise Towers," a suburb outside of Mexico City where they share a serene, monotonous suburban life, unaware of the pressures of fitting into a body-conscious society. When Alfredo receives a promotion at work, the two are forced to move to Mexico City and Carmen soon begins to feel the big-city pressure of looking fit. After registering at a local weight-loss center, the pounds begin to come off, but a distance between the couple becomes inevitable and their relationship is put to the test as they become very different people from the outside in.

Production

Country(ies) : MEXICO

Festivals and Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2013 Discovery

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