Sólo Con Tu Pareja

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Sólo Con Tu Pareja
Sólo Con Tu Pareja DVD Cover.jpg
Criterion Collection DVD cover
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Produced by Alfonso Cuarón
Written by Carlos Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
Starring Daniel Giménez Cacho
Claudia Ramírez
Music by Carlos Warman
Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki
Edited by Alfonso Cuarón
Luis Patlán
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
Running time
94 minutes
Language Spanish

Sólo Con Tu Pareja (literally "Only with your partner", released in English-speaking markets as Love in the Time of Hysteria) is a 1991 Mexican film by Alfonso Cuarón.

This was the first full-feature film for Cuarón who had previously worked at Televisa, a Mexican television company. The stars of this film are Daniel Giménez Cacho (the narrator on Cuarón's second Mexican film Y Tu Mamá También) and telenovela star Claudia Ramírez.

After Alfonso Cuarón and his brother Carlos Cuarón wrote the script, they needed to secure financing. The government of Mexico's IMCINE (Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía) had already decided what films they would finance that year. Fortunately for the Cuaróns, one of the projects was canceled and the IMCINE funds were assigned to Sólo Con Tu Pareja.

After the film was completed, the Mexican government refused to distribute it, but Sólo Con Tu Pareja was presented at several international festivals. It won awards at the Ariel Awards (by the Mexican Academy of Film) and at the Toronto Film Festival. After this international recognition the movie was finally shown in 1993 in its country of origin where it became a box-office success. It occupies the 87th place on the list of the 100 best movies of the cinema of Mexico.

In 2006, Criterion Collection released Sólo Con Tu Pareja in DVD (Region 1), with a new remastered transfer and with the shorts Noche de Bodas by Carlos Cuarón and Cuarteto Para el Fin Del Tiempo (Alfonso Cuarón's first short, made when he was a film student in 1983).


Tomás Tomás (Daniel Giménez Cacho) is a young yuppie playboy and publicist. Silvia (Dobrina Liubomirova), a nurse the victim of one of his adventures, tries to get back at him by typing "positive" on his AIDS test. Tomás, trying to end his life, meets Clarissa (Claudia Ramírez), a flight attendant, who is also trying to kill herself after finding out her fiance is having an affair.


Ariel Award in 1992[edit]

  • Best Original Story - Alfonso Cuarón & Carlos Cuarón

Also nominated for:

  • Best Cinematography - Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Best First Work - Alfonso Cuarón
  • Best Screenplay - Alfonso Cuarón & Carlos Cuarón


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