Ilse Salas is cinema's choice chick this week
Thanks to The Embassy of Mexico and The Projector, the Mexican Film Festival 2017 will present five films to begin June's cinematic experience. One of them's Sabrás qué hacer conmigo/You'll Know What To Do With Me, a film by director Katina Medina Mora. In her second feature, Pablo Derqui and Ilse Salas play a photographer suffering from epilepsy and a woman who's dealing with her suicidal mother. This boy-meets-girl narrative happens at the hospital, where a chance encounter slowly grows into a relationship in spite of their inner demons. Director Mora — who will be in town for a post-screening discussion — has previously highlighted that her film is more than just a love story.
"It was very clear to me this was about two people who have different fears about living, either from physical ailments or emotional issues like depression," commented Salas in an interview. "In losing fear, they find life. They find love and lose their fear of death."
Touching on themes such as mother-daughter relations and the harsh realities of mental illness, Sabrás qué hacer conmigo/You'll Know What To Do With Me will be a poignant, contemporary tale for those seeking an introduction to Mexican cinema. The film itself is dedicated to the memory of Mora's friend, who passed away from epilepsy before he could see the film. Watch the trailer below.