Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2006
Directed by Carlos Bolado
Rated Not Rated, 114 min. - subtitled
Underwritten by The Sundance Institute & The Kimball Arts Center
How much control do we have over our lives? If fate exists, how do we learn to read its signs? And what of love? Do we have any choice in the matter? Sólo Dios Sabe is a beautifully wrought epic love story that penetrates these questions in profound and exuberant ways. Dolores, a sexy, stoical Brazilian student living in San Diego, and Dami?n, an earnest, superstitious Mexican journalist, cross paths when Dolores heads south with friends to a Tijuana nightclub. When Dolores's passport is stolen, she catches a ride with Dami?n to Mexico City to replace it. Their road trip transmutes a casual encounter into kismet, but a secret Dami?n holds causes Dolores to bolt. Convinced they are meant for one another, Dami?n tracks her to Brazil, where a mysterious sacred heritage gives Dolores new insight into a primal destiny that now envelops them both. Throughout, Dami?n and Dolores are juxtaposed against visually spectacular patterns of landscape?whether high rises in urban Sao Paolo or ships on the wide-open sea?as if they were tiny elements in a larger design. With radiant, emotionally intense performances by Diego Luna and Alice Braga, and music by Brazilian electronic wunderkind Otto and Mexican alternative rocker Julieta Venegas, Carlos Bolado gives us a sensuous, heightened journey that traverses spiritual, geographical, romantic, and philosophical terrain all at once.
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