Three stories centering on fears of inadequacy are intertwined in this mix of live-action and animation. Each character lives in a separate world but authors a story about the life of another. The comic book artist, Emma, works by day at an artificial love doll factory, and is hoping to undergo a secret cosmetic procedure. Emma’s comic tells the story of Edward, a cocky film director with a debilitating secret about his anatomy. The director, Edward, creates a film that features Michelle, an aspiring novelist who escapes to Brazil and abandons her former life as a model. Michelle, pens a novel that tells the tale of Emma, who works at an artificial love doll factory… And so it goes…Starring Gael García Bernal and Brazilian actress Mariana Ximenes.
Seattle: Opens Sept. 23 at Grand Illusion Cinema.