Maldeamores

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Maldeamores
Maldeamores-poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Carlos Ruíz Ruíz
Mariem Pérez Riera
Produced by Luillo Ruíz
Written by Jorge Gonzáles
Carlos Ruíz Ruíz
Starring Luis Guzmán
Miguel Ángel Álvarez
Chavito Marrero
Silvia Brito
Release dates
  • April 27, 2007 (2007-04-27) (Tribeca)
  • September 2007 (2007-09) (Puerto Rico)
Country Puerto Rico
Language Spanish

Maldeamores (English: Lovesickness) is a 2007 Puerto Rican film starring Luis Guzmán, written by Carlos Ruíz Ruíz and Jorge Gonzales, and directed by Ruíz and his wife Mariem Pérez Riera.

The film consists of three separate stories dealing with the ironies of love. The three stories involve a middle-class family, a hostage situation, and an elderly couple.

Actor Benicio del Toro (who is from Puerto Rico) worked as an executive producer for the film.

On September 24, 2007, the film was chosen to represent Puerto Rico at the 80th Academy Awards to be celebrated February 24, 2008. The film competed with other four Puerto Rican films and was selected after a tie with Jacobo Morales' Angel. The other three films submitted were: El Cimarrón, Ruido, and El Clown.

Cast[edit]

  • Luis Guzmán as Ismael
  • Miguel Ángel Álvarez as Pellín
  • Silvia Brito as Flora
  • Yaraní del Valle as Luisa
  • Edna Lee Figueroa as Tati
  • Luis Gonzaga as Miguel
  • Teresa Hernández as Lourdes
  • Chavito Marrero as Cirilo
  • Dolores Pedro as Marta
  • Norman Santiago as Macho
  • Fernando Tarrazo as Ismaelito
  • Roberto Roman as Robeltain

Awards[edit]

Award Year Category Nominee/Recipient Result Ref
Cartagena Film Festival 2008 Best Film Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz, Mariem Pérez Riera Won [1]
Best Screenplay Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz, Jorge Gonzales Won
Best Supporting Actress Silvia Brito Won
Chicago International Film Festival 2008 New Directors Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz, Mariem Pérez Riera Won
Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva Golden Colon Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz, Mariem Pérez Riera Nominated
Imagen Foundation Awards 2009 Best Actor Luis Guzmán Nominated
Best Director Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz Nominated
Premios ACE Best First Work Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz, Mariem Pérez Riera Won
Best Supporting Actress Silvia Brito Won
São Paulo International Film Festival 2008 International Jury Award Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz, Mariem Pérez Riera Nominated

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