ARRANCAME LA VIDA
Tear This Heart Out
DIR. ROBERTO SNEIDER (MEXICO 2008, 110MIN, 35MM)
CAST: ANA CLAUDIA TALANCON, DANIEL GIMENEZ CACHO
Q&A after the movie with Roberto Sneider & Ana CLaudia Talancon
Based on the novel by Angeles Mastretta, and set in the backdrop of Mexico’s post-revolution of the ’30s and ’40s. The film evokes the politics, love, murder and passion of the time. Story begins with the beautiful Catalina Guzmán (Ana Claudia Talancón) who at an early age, marries an older, charismatic and cunning General, Andrés Ascencio (Daniel Giménez Cacho). Dazzled by his world, Catalina escorts him on his political campaigns, observing at his side the intriguing political system in order for her to obtain social justice. She soon discovers, that by dedicating her life to the General, she might not attain her freedom. Tear This Heart Out was Mexico’s official entry for the Academy Awards® consideration and one of the most expensive and successful films in Mexican cinema history.