ARRÁNCAME LA VIDA
TEAR THIS HEART OUT

Arrancame La Vida Poster

Directed by Roberto Sneider
Mexico/Spain, 2008
Based on the novel by Ángeles Mastretta
Starring: Ana Claudia Talancón, Daniel Giménez Cacho, and José María de Tavira


Thursday, April 30, 7PM
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 S Lamar, Austin, TX 78704 (Map)
(512) 476-1320

Tickets are $10. On-line ticket sales are closed. A limited number of tickets will be available at the box office of the Alamo South. These tickets will be sold on a first come-first served basis.


Amidst the political turmoil and machismo of post-revolutionary Mexico, a young woman searches for freedom and identity in an era that would define a nation.

Arráncame la vida begins its journey during a transformative period in
Mexican history. The Revolution of 1910 is over and the country's rule
is open to whatever politician had the audacity to grab it. Dominating
men fight ruthlessly for control, manipulating and exploiting others
to gain power. Growing up in 1930s Mexico, Catalina Guzmán knows
little of the world beyond her father's house, unaware of the
political storm that looming over the whole country. General Andrés
Ascensio is one of the iconic men who exemplifies the concept of
Mexican machismo. He arrives unannounced into Catalina's life,
confidently seducing her into marriage. She follows him willingly,
entranced by his power, wealth, sexuality and the escape he offers
from her provincial life. She is pushed into the tedious existence of
a politician's wife, an endless series of state dinners, public
speeches and social obligations. Despite her bravery and enduring
spirit, Catalina is encaged by her marriage to Andrés until she meets
the young and vibrant Carlos Vives. The handsome orchestra director
provides Catalina with her greatest desire, her greatest love and her
greatest tragedy. Most importantly, Carlos is the catalyst that
transforms Catalina definitively and irrevocably. Based on the iconic
novel by Ángeles Mastretta, Arráncame la vida is the story of a young
woman searching for freedom and identity during Mexico's defining era.


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