THIS IS CRISTINA
ELLA ES CRISTINA
TAFFNY VIRTUAL CINEMA
JUNE 27, 2020. 3:45 PM.
Followed by a Q&A with director Gonzalo Maza
ORIGINAL TITLE: Ella es Cristina
DIRECTOR: Gonzalo Maza
CAST: Mariana Derderián, Paloma Salas, Roberto Farías, Néstor Cantillana
AWARDS: Best First Feature at Miami Film Festival
Date completed: 2019
Film Category: Fiction
Length of Film: 83 min
Cristina and Susana have been best friends since high school. But now, deep into their 30s, their lives are in need of a wake-up call. Cristina just divorced and she is not prepared for her new spinsterhood; Susana is moving back into her mother's house. After a bad fight, they decide to keep their distance from each other. And now, both separated, they will have to deal alone with the long line of selfish, self-centered and egotistical men around them.
Gonzalo Maza is renowned as one of the great screenwriters of Latin American cinema. A co-writer on four Sebastian Lelio films, including the Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman. This is Cristina, executive produced by Salma Hayek, is Maza’s first feature as director. He has been named as one of Variety's 10 Latinxs To Watch for 2020.