After a very successful 2016, Gael García Bernal kicks off the new year with his newest film You’re Killing Me Susana, a romantic comedy in which he stars next to the Spanish movie actress Verónica Echegui.In You’re Killing Me Susana, 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.
The movie was produced and directed by Roberto Sneider (Tear This Heart Out) from a screenplay which he co-wrote with Luis Camara based on the novel Deserted Cities (CiudadesDesiertas) by José Agustín. You’re Killing Me Susana will be released by Hola Mexico Distribution in New York City on February 17 at the Cinépolis Chelsea Theater. For more information visit the Facebook page @KillingMeSusana.