Paraíso | Mariana Chenillo, 2013
Mexico | Spanish with English subtitles | Format: Digital Projection | 105 minutes
Q&A with director Mariana Chenillo.
Mariana Chenillo’s sophomore feature displays a warmth and delight in life that couldn't be further from the dark humor of her acclaimed debut, Nora’s Will (Latinbeat ’09). This unpretentious romantic comedy about a happy overweight couple from the suburban middle-class neighborhood Satelite (the “paradise” of the title) takes refreshingly unexpected turns, as their move to Mexico City launches them both on a journey of self-discovery.