Lion's Heart

(Corazón de León)
Argentina, 2013
Duration: 
1:40

Spanish with English subtitles

Director/Writer: Marcos Carnevale Producers: Mauricio Brunetti, Fernando Sokolowicz Original Idea: Marcos Carnevale, Betiana Blum Cinematographer: Horacio Maira Editor: Ariel Frajnd Art Director: Mariana Sourrouille Sound: José Luis Díaz Music: Emilio Kauderer Cast: Guillermo Francella, Julieta Díaz, Mauricio Dayub, Nora Carpena, Jorgelina Aruzzi, Nicolás Francella

Ivana Cornejo, divorced three years ago, is just getting used to being single again. After an exasperating call from her ex-husband, she loses her cell phone. Fortunately, the man who finds it calls her to return it, and to her excitement they have an instant rapport. He is León Godoy, a renowned architect with a charming voice and a charismatic personality. They schedule a date so that he can return the cell phone. When León arrives, Ivana is surprised: he is everything she had imagined, except for one unexpected and startling detail...he is only 4'6" tall. This romantic comedy about finding the "perfect" man is full of heart and the joy of being a little bit different.

This is one of the best comedies coming from Argentina in the last decade. Lion’s Heart became a huge box-office hit, breaking all expectations. Prepare to laugh out loud. (CS)

Ivana Cornejo es una abogada recién divorciada. Al perder su celular en la calle, recibe una llamada del formidable León Godoy, quien encontró su teléfono y tiene la intención de devolvérselo. En la charla telefónica se establece una gran empatía y ambos deciden tener una cita. El problema es que León mide 1,35 metros, por lo cual, a partir de ese encuentro, Ivana intenta superar esos centímetros que le faltan al hombre de su vida, enfrentando los prejuicios sociales y los propios.

 Con casi dos millones de espectadores en la Argentina durante el 2013, Corazón de León se convirtió en una de las cintas más vistas en la historia de ese país; una joya como comedia romántica natural y, con una utilización de la tecnología de manera formidable.

06-Sep-2014
9:30 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Marcos Carnevale (b. 1963, Córdoba, Argentina) is a highly acclaimed screenwriter for TV series and film. His feature films include Noche de Ronda (1996), Elsa & Fred (2005) and Anita (2009). He directed Julieta Díaz in her role in Corazón de León, for which she won the Best Actress award from the Argentine Academy of Motion Pictures.

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