WHEN LIFE KEEPS GETTING IN THE WAY

By Lili MATTA

FAIRVIEW PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Romance - Completed 2013

No matter the journey life always has a plan for you.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Romance, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lili MATTA
    • Producer(s)
    • Lilli MATTA (Byblos Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Carla, an attractive Lebanese woman works as a telephone interpreter in Los Angeles. She is haunted by the demons of a tragic past, through recurring visits from dead family members and friends from her war-torn country. Carla meets weekly with a psychiatrist in hopes of controlling her demons, which also include excessive drinking, sexual promiscuity, depression, and multiple failed suicide attempts. Her weekly visits with the psychiatrist end up with the same outcome: A refill on anti-depressants that Carla tosses away!
      Carla goes through a new man seemingly weekly, set up through her best friend, Tina. However promising each relationship initially appears, Carla always tends to lose interest in the man, connecting with him on a sexual level and nothing more.
      One evening while working her telephone interpreter job, Carla saves a man, Ali, from jumping off a building after his girlfriend of five years walks out on him. Later on, Ali tracks down Carla via telephone and asks her to meet him at a nearby coffee shop. Carla, reluctant at first, finally agrees and the two meet. Through their bond of loss and failed suicide, they quickly fall in love. Ali is unlike the other men Carla has dated in the past—she even lets him spend the night—something she never let the other men do. They both are connected through their common instabilities and pain. Will their love survive amidst both their instabilities?
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