Awards & Festivals:
World Premiere at Guadalajara IFF!
Highlight: The new film by the Goya Award nominated director, starring Martha Higareda (known for her role, alongside Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker and Hugh Laurie, in Street Kings by David Ayer, USA 2008).
One night, a man passes away after a lethal car accident. Ana, Valentina and Chayo receive the same call: the chance to finally obtain the transplant they all have been waiting for. This first and fortuitous encounter between strangers will be only the beginning of a bonding relationship. It turns into a mad chase of the next fatality, where they find strength in the support of each other – realizing that what they need is also to harm each other.
Margarita Rosa de Francisco (Mariluz)
Martha Higareda (Ana)
Tenoch Huerta (Gavilán)
Tiaré Scanda (Valentina)
Rafael Inclán (Chayo)
Juan Manuel Bernal (Miguel)
CHEMA DE LA PEÑA started out as an economist, but founded his own production company in 1993 to pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. His first feature film, Shacky Carmine, was released in 1999. Since then, he directed, wrote and produced numerous feature films and documentaries, including Goya Award nominated films such as From Salamanca to Nowhere, Isi & Disi, 17 Hours and Sud Express.
I'm interested in those moments in life that make you stop and expect anything, where only a coincidence can change your fate. That's the starting point for the main characters of Live For Me, their life is on hold, they are waiting for a whimsical moment of good luck, persons trying to survive at the limit of their own existence, I try to transmit that vertigo of leaving everything to chance. From that point, I start to elaborate the overlapping stories of each of the characters.
Director: Chema de la Peña
Producers: Alejandra Cárdenas, Rafael Cuervo
Executive Producers: Felicitas Arce, Andrés Rozental
Writers: Chema de la Peña, Juan Manuel Romero, Enrique Urbizu
Cinematographer: Alberto Anaya Adalid
Production Design: Joaquín de la Riva
Sound: Santiago Nuñez
Postproduction: Andrés Martínez Ríos
Editor: Alejandro Lázaro
Sound Design: Nacho Royo-Villanova
Music composer: Miguel Marín
Original Title: Vive por mí / HD - Alexa / 2.39 / Colour / 108 minutes / Dolby 7:1 / Spanish / Drama / México, Spain / 2017