'Me Estás Matando, Susana' Movie: Gael Garcia Bernal Targets Modern Love Complications In New Film

Gael Garcia Bernal
Actor Gael Garcia Bernal attends The Los Angeles Philharmonic 2015/2016 Season Opening Night Gala at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Everyone can learn a thing or two about love and relationships thanks to new movie starring Gael Garcia Bernal. The Mexican actor is part of Roberto Sneider's third featured film, "Me Estás Matando, Susana." A movie, which according to Variety, is "a serious reflection on the complexities of masculinity, Mexico and modern love."

The movie, which was filmed in Spain, Brazil and Canada, tells the story of Eligio (Bernal), a charismatic and mediocre actor who loves to party and has machista ways. In the movie, he flies to a U.S. writing seminar to win back wife, Susana (Veronica Echegui), a feminist novelist who left the relationship without explication. The film reflects the contradictions of modern love. 

"A love relationship has always been shaped by the context and times we live in. Right now it has its particular complications to be with someone," the Golden Globe winner told Variety. "This crisis that you point out — independence versus the dependence of love — is a big issue in modern couples. Doesn’t matter the social or the economic context. This affects everyone. Maybe that’s one of the reasons I wanted to do this film so fervently," he added. 

"Me Estás Matando, Susana" made its world premiere at Mexico's Guadalajara Festival earlier this month. According to Sneider, it will be released May 5th on 400-500 screens.

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