PARADISE

PARAISO

By Mariana CHENILLO

MUNDIAL - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2013

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.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2013
Discovery
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • MEXICO
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mariana CHENILLO
    • Writer(s)
    • Mariana CHENILLO
    • 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.