NORA’S WILL w/short HELPLESS

in addition to a test market screening of "HELPLESS" (10 mins) w/Special Guest, Brent Huff -View Trailer-

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Coachella Valley Premiere

José finds out that Nora, the woman he'd been married to for 30 years and then divorced, has died.  The rabbi explains to Jose that due to the celebration of Passover, if Nora is not buried that same day, they will have to wait five days to carry out the burial.  José, has to figure out what to do with his ex's body.  This affecting, understated comedy set in Mexico City is both sweet and sad, and wonderfully textured. 

Writer/Director: Mariana Chenillo
Distributor: Menemsha Films
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Runtime: 92 minutes
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish/Hebrew w/English subtitles
Parents Guide: NR

FESTIVALS: Morelia Film Festival, Mexico;  European Film Market, Germany; Warsaw Film Festival, PolandVancouver International Film Festival, Canada; Los Angeles Latino Film Festival, USA; Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina

AWARDS: Best Film, A.F.C.A.E. Award, Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema, France; Best Mexican Film,  Expresion en Corto International Film Festival, Mexico; Grand Coral, Havana Film Festival, New York; Silver Colon, Huelva Latin American Film Festival, Spain; Jury Award, Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, USA; Best Film, Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina; Audience Award, Miami Film Festival; Audience Award, Morelia International Film Festival, Mexico; Silver St. George, Moscow International Film Festival; Best Screenplay, Skip City International D-Cinema Festival, Japan

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Posted in 2010 Screenings, Screening Archive