added: Tue, Jan 24th '17
Golden Globe-winner Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) plays an arrogant Mexican actor who travels to snow-covered Iowa to win back his fleeing wife in the U.S. trailer for the Spanish-language dramedy "You're Killing Me Susana."
Based on the novel "Deserted Cities" by Mexican author Jose Agustin, the film centers on the broken marriage of Eligio (played by Bernal) and Susana (played by Spanish actress Veronica Echegui, perhaps best known in the States for co-starring with Henry Cavill in the action-thriller "The Cold Light of Day").
When a cheating Eligio wakes up one morning and notices his young novelist wife, Susana, has suddenly left him without saying a word, he embarks on a desperate mission to win her back. Eligio soon finds himself suffering the icy winter temperatures of the American Midwest as he tracks down his wife in Iowa, where she has accepted to attend an international writing seminar.
Mexican-born film producer of "Frida" and the writer-director of the hit Mexican period drama "Tear This Heart Out," Roberto Sneider wrote, directed and produced "You're Killing Me Susana," which opened in Mexico last summer, but will be making its US debut next month. The film is hitting U.S. theaters February 17th.
In You’re Killing Me Susana (Me Estas Matando Susana), Gael García Bernal stars as Eligio, a narcissistic Mexico City soap opera actor who one day is shocked to discover that his wife Susana (Echegui) has picked up and left him without uttering a word. After learning that she has enrolled in a writing program at an Iowa university, he decides to go after her and persuade her to return to him. Arriving in what appears to be the middle of nowhere during a winter storm, Eligio feels like a fish out of water and is disappointed to find that Susana has already moved on with her life. Slowly it begins to dawn on him that it’s going to take a lot more than his usual boyish charisma and sweet talk to win her back.
directed by Roberto Sneider
starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Veronica Echegui, Ashley Grace
release date February 17, 2017 (in select theaters)