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BELLA

Mexico / USA, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Alejandro Gomez Monteverde

BELLA

“You want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans.” For José, the memories of his pro soccer career weigh heavy on his shoulders as he slaves in his brother's restaurant in New York City. When mesmerising waitress Nina is fired for being late to work, Jose jumps ship too and follows her into the city street unaware her tardiness was a result of discovering she is pregnant. Bella tells the story of two lost souls as the wander the streets of New York City for a day, discovering each other's lives and secrets, and learning that things never quite go as planned. Winner of the People's Choice Award at last year's Toronto Film Festival.

D Alejandro Gomez Monteverde P Ana Wolfington, J.E. Wolfington, Sean Wolfington, Stephen McEveety S Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, Patrick Million, Leo Severino Dist Hopscotch Films L English, Spanish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/91mins

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