The U.S. release of “You’re Killing Me, Susana,” a movie directed by Mexican-born director Roberto Sneider, is set for today, Friday, February 17th. Gael García Bernal and Verónica Echegui star in the film, which did wonderfully in Mexico, where it opened in August 2016. The soundtrack features songs such as “Distante Instante,” by legendary Mexican rocker Rockdrigo González, and tracks by Piñata Protest, self-described as an accordion-powered Tex-Mex punk rock band from San Antonio, Texas.
This romantic comedy based on the novel “Deserted Cities” by author José Agustín focuses on Eligio, a fun-loving, self-centered actor whose wife, Susana, suddenly leaves him and travels to Iowa. Trying to win her back proves to be difficult, especially since he feels like a fish out of water in the Midwest.
Funny and somewhat touching, the movie will no doubt appeal to García Bernal’s many fans and to cinema buffs who enjoy the work of contemporary Mexican filmmakers, but also to anyone looking to discover exciting music.