'La Vida Me Mata'

Cleveland Park Library

'La Vida Me Mata'

Global Lens Film Series continues Sunday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m.

Gaspar is a filmmaker, working on a low-budget horror film, grieving the death of his beloved older brother. Alvaro is a morbidly obsessed drifter, a mildly sociopathic young man with a curiosity for the dark side. Gaspar is coaxed out of his shell in unexpected ways. It's an absurd and poignant embrace of life and death.

Directed by Sebastian Silva, Chile, 2007, 92 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles, black and white with bits of color.

Director Sebastian Silva was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1979.  He studied filmmaking at the Escuela de Cine de Chile in Santiago and English at McGill University in Montreal. Life Kills Me was his first film. His second film, The Maid, won the World Cinema Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 20009; his fourth, Crystal Fairy, was an official selection at Sundance in 2013.

See the trailer here.