Latin Beat: ELLA Y EL Trailer Tracks The Highs And Lows Of An Everyday Couple
Director Frank Pérez-Garland is known for simple, heartfelt stories about relationships; movies like 2005's Un Día Sin Sexo and the 2009 anthology Cu4tro (alongside fellow filmmakers Bruno Ascenzo, Christian Buckley, and Sergio Barrio) confirmed him as a director specialized in romantic dramas.
Pérez-Garland took a detour in 2014 to try his hand at horror with the jungle-set La Cara del Diablo, but now he seems to be right back in his wheelhouse for Ella y El (English title: About Them), a drama charting the highs and inevitable lows of a normal, everyday couple.
The film was co-written with his wife, actress Vanessa Saba, who also stars alongside Giovanni Ciccia as the two lovers. Early press for the film has said the trailer has a vibe similar to Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine.
We'll have to wait until the film's release to see whether the comparison holds up. It just recently won the annual Distribution Contest held by the Ministry of Culture alongside three other films, so the release is expect to occur sometime in the next six months.
You can watch the trailer below.