Global Lens Film Series: 'La Vida Me Mata'

Cleveland Park Library

Global Lens Film Series: 'La Vida Me Mata'

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, 2 p.m.

Life Kills Me
A screening of the Spanish film La Vida Me Mata (Life Kills Me), as part of the 2013 Global Lens Film Series.

Directed by Sebastián Silva Chile. 2007, Spanish, with subtitles in English. For adults and teens.

Life and death come wrapped in a mutual embrace, both absurd and poignant, in this smart comedy about an unlikely friendship between a grieving cinematographer and a morbidly obsessed drifter.

At work on a seriously schlocky, low-budget horror film, Gaspar is still reeling from the untimely death of his beloved older brother when he meets Alvaro at yet another premature funeral. A mildly sociopathic young man with an unyielding curiosity for the dark side, Alvaro soon coaxes Gaspar out of his shell in unexpected ways, in a debut film that pulses with a sure cinematic style as it channels a compassionate vision of frail, formidable, unforgettable lives.

Find about more screenings of La Vida Me Mata and other films in the Global Lens Film Series.

For more information visit globalfilm.org or call 202-727-1291 or 202-727-1261.