Elvira I Will Give You My Life But I'm Using It

Directed by: Manolo Caro
90 minutes
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Wed 30th Sep 19:00
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Fri 2nd Oct 16:50
2nd Screening

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Elvira raises her two beautiful children in Mexico City whilst her husband Gustavo works for an insurance firm. The pair live comfortably until Gustavo fails to return home after leaving to buy cigarettes. The reason for his disappearance is unknown, but Elvira soon establishes that ‘a woman never really gets to know her husband’. Abandoned with two children she secretly pursues the love of her life in the knowledge that he has most probably betrayed her for the love of a young man. The secrecy with which Elvira conducts this mission leads to a plethora of fabricated tell-tales and forgery. Those who surround her are baffled by her behaviour, but somehow Elvira discloses nothing. At times this serves to create fantastic moments of comedy in what is essentially a tragic story. The entire cast deliver impeccable performances, however, Cecilia Suarez as Elvira is utterly captivating throughout. The film is aesthetically beautiful and firmly roots you within this intimate community in Mexico. With hints of Jean Pierre Jeunet’s ‘Amelie’, Manolo Caro’s Elvira is equally as entertaining, heart wrenching and honest. It is as humorous as it is bitter which will leave you both entertained and thoroughly moved.
Original Title
Elvira te daría mi vida pero la estoy usando
90 min
Manolo Caro
Manolo Caro
Alex García
Rafael Ley
Carla Pérez
Gerardo Morán
Andrés Tagliavini
Santiago García Galván
Mateo Londono
Mateo Londono
Cecilia Suárez
Carlos Bardem
Luis Gerardo
Screening Status
International Premiere