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.
“La vida me mata is a film full of enigmatic visuals that shows us in a fun and fresh way the complexity of family relationships, friends, and life itself. Silva proves himself here to be a remarkable young talent with a strong voice and a clear vision.” -International Latino FF
“Diaz provides a fascinating central performance, maintaining a dry cool while registering as alternately on top of things or slightly dazed by forces he can’t quite grasp.” –Variety
‘Life Kills Me’ is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative.
In Spanish with English subtitles.