The Pleasure Is Mine (El Placer Es Mio)


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Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Viva el Cine
Mind the Gap
Running Time:93 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Elisa Miller
Producer:Christian Valdelièvre
Jaime B. Ramos
Fernando Eimbcke
Screenwriter:Elisa Miller
Gabriela Vidal
Cinematographer:Matías Penachino
Editor:Yibrán Asuad
María Calle
Cast:Flor Edwarda Gurrola
Fausto Alzati
Camila Sodi
Tina Romero
Tara Parra
Juan Barberini
Victoria Viera
Print Source:Capricci Films
Note Writer:Rod Armstrong


Setting up house in the sticks is far from bucolic for the couple at the heart of Elisa Miller's hard-hitting romantic drama. Mateo (Fauso Alzati) and Rita (Flor Edward Gurrola) move from the city to live off the grid at his deceased father's rural home. At first, the situation seems carefree, but tension arises when Rita confesses that she wants a child. Further difficulties erupt when Mateo's cousin comes to visit with her daughter, eliciting Rita's jealousy. Miller's film is attuned to the small moments of country life, from games of Risk to the nuisance of unwanted creatures in the house, and also thrillingly adept with sequences of larger scope such as a lengthy party scene that hones in on Rita's alienation. With sexual frankness and powerful performances, especially by Gurrola, and an effective use of sound during intense moments, The Pleasure Is Mine delineates how simplifying one's life can sometimes expose complex fractures.

Thanks to our Community Partner Latino Council and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin and Association of Latino Marin Attorneys

Additional Information

Elisa Miller is an award-winning film director, writer, and producer, born in Mexico City in 1982. After her studies in English literature and at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica of Mexico, her first short feature Rome was featured at Morelia Film Festival. In 2007, she was the first woman to win the Golden Palm for a short fiction feature at Cannes, with Ver Llover. Her first feature film, Vete Más Lejos, Alicia, which she wrote, directed and produced, premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival in 2010 and internationally at Rotterdam, where it was nominated for a Tiger Award. It was screened at various festivals, such as Toulouse, Sarajevo and Habana, and was released commercially at Mexico’s Cineteca Nacional in June 2011, where it remained on the billboard for 16 weeks, making it the most-seen Mexican film there that year. In 2013, Elisa made her first documentary, About Sarah, which was produced by the Kurimanzutto and Sadie Coles galleries. El Placer es Mio is her second long feature; it was selected both in International Competition at Morelia and in the Bright Future section at Rotterdam.