You're Killing Me, Susana (Me estas matando Susana)


Lark Theatre Sat, Oct 8, 2016 9:15 PM
Sequoia 2 Wed, Oct 12, 2016 8:30 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Viva el Cine
Running Time:101 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Roberto Sneider
Producer:Roberto Sneider
Screenwriter:Luis Camara and Roberto Sneider
Cinematographer:Antonio Calvache
Editor:Aleshka Ferrero
Cast:Gael García Bernal
Veronica Echegui
Ashley Hinshaw
Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson
Gimenez Cacho
Andres Almeida
Print Source:Cuevano Films
Note Writer:Jennie-Marie Adler


A young couple from Mexico City discovers that an Iowa college campus is an unlikely but idyllic place to save their troubled marriage after philandering actor Eligio (Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle; Y Tu Mamá También; Neruda, MVFF 2016) follows wife Susana (Verónica Echegui, Hunter's Prayer) to a writers’ workshop in the United States. Director Roberto Sneider finds a well of humor in the clash of cultures in this nuanced romantic comedy, while Bernal is pitch-perfect, imbuing Elgio with complexity, devilish charm, and sly charisma. It is easy to see what Susana sees in her wayward spouse. As You’re Killing Me, Susana shines a light on this couple’s habits, it draws us into a mercurial partnership that ping pongs between simmering tension and deep passion. Sharp dialogue and Victor Hernández Stumpfhauser’s evocative score further enhance this lively adaptation of a José Agustín novel.

Guests in attendance 10/7 & 10/8: Roberto Sneider (Director)

There is a ticketed reception following the 10/7 screening of the film at Taste Kitchen & Table with director Roberto Sneider in attendance.

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Roberto Sneider is a graduate of Universidad Iberoamericana and of the directing program at The American Film Institute. Dos Crímenes his first feature film as writer, producer and director obtained more than fifteen international awards including the Montgolfier d'Or (Nantes, France), Cinedecouvertes Award, (Belgium), International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI) and three Mexican Academy awards. It also became the most successful Mexican film of the year at the box office He produced Frida, based on Hayden Herrera’s biography of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, which received 6 Academy Award nominations, winning 2 of them. He wrote, produced and directed Arráncame la Vida, which is one of the highest grossing Mexican films ever. It was shortlisted for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, and won three Mexican Academy awards. He was a producer on Aqui entre Nos (winner of the Bronce Zenith at Montreal International Film Festival), on the feature length documentary Journey of dreams, and on Las Horas Contigo (winner of the FIPRESCI award in Guadalajara). Sneider is director, producer and screenwriter of You’re Killing Me, Susana based on Ciudades Desiertas, the novel de José Agustín and starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Veronica Echegui and Ashley Hinshaw.