The Portland Latin American Film Festival invites you to join director Roberto Sneider for a special presentation of the award winning Mexican film Tear this Heart Out (Arráncame la Vida), Thursday May 27th,2010 at 7:00 PM at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, Or.)
In 2010 PDXLAFF is joining the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mexico Independence, and 100th anniversary of its Revolution and this screening is part of the celebration.
Based on Ángeles Mastretta’s novel of the same name, Arráncame la Vida is set during Mexico’s post-revolutionary period of the 1930’s and 40’s. The story begins with the beautiful Catalina Guzmán (Ana Claudia Talancón) marrying at an early age the much older, charismatic and cunning general, Andrés Ascencio (Daniel Giménez Cacho). Dazzled by his world, Catalina escorts Andrés on his political campaigns, witnessing the fascinating political system as she pursues social justice. She soon discovers, however, that by dedicating her life to Andres, she has lost her freedom. Arráncame la Vida is considered one of the most widely acclaimed and expensive films in the history of Mexican cinema. This film is Roberto Sneider’s second feature film as director, writer and producer.
“…Tear this Heart Out has it all –a passionate love story set against the backdrop of the post-revolution ‘30s and 40’s Mexico, sumptuous visuals and a sweep that sometimes touches the authentically epic…” (Jonathan Holland, Variety)