After several sold-out screenings, the Gene Siskel Film Center is once again showing the Mexican film Me Estas Matando, Susana featuring Gael García Bernal and Verónica Echegui. The romantic comedy is based on the book Ciudades Desiertas by Mexican writer José Agustín.
The movie will play from March 31- April 12. Check out the Facebook page here and buy your tickets online here. (We also have a special discount code for those who want to save a little money. Leave a comment below for more info!)
Wickedly handsome telenovela actor Eligio (García Bernal) cheats serially on his whip-smart novelist wife Susana (Echegui) until the morning he wakes up to find her gone. Turns out she’s heading for Iowa, to a scholarship residency at famous writers’ workshop, and she soon has her belatedly contrite and suddenly re-smitten husband in hot pursuit. This romantic comedy gives equal time to comedy and romance, with steamy love scenes, realistic culture clash drama of Latinos adrift in white-bread territory, and sharply funny encounters when, in a sequence set in snowy Chicago, hot-tempered Eligio learns what infidelity feels like when the tables are turned. In Spanish and English with English subtitles. DCP digital.