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Love & Mathematics

Billy, a former boy band member, meets Monica, his ex-fan neighbor, reigniting his artistic passion.


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After more serious dramas such as The Empty Box and El reino de Dios, Mexican filmmaker Claudia Sainte-Luce returns to the more ironic and melancholic tone of her best-known film, the wonderful The Amazing Catfish (Los insólitos peces gato). Now with a script by Adriana Pelusi (Control Z), the director immerses herself in the frustrations of a world governed by the conformity to expectations, broken illusions and emotional immaturity. Love and Mathematics (Amor y matemáticas), selected at the Toronto Film Festival, is the story of Billy (Roberto Quijano), who was a pop star in an old boy band, but who now lives in the north of Mexico, married, with a baby , frustrated by monotony and fruitless businesses, burying his old glories. However, he soon meets Mónica (Diana Bovio), his new neighbor and a former fan of his band, who awakens feelings in him that he thought he had forgotten. Without naive idealisms, the film ironizes the destinies, decisions and resignations of its protagonists. A funny – and deeply melancholic – comedy that opens questions about the values and ideals to which we aspire in life.

Lalo Ortega

Lalo Ortega

Assistant Editor at Filmelier

Plot summary

After his time in the boy band “Equinoccio”, Billy Lozano is in his late thirties very frustrated with his life, he lives with all the comforts in the house of his dreams, but he feels like the biggest loser in the world since his last entrepreneurship failed once again, he has no other occupation but to take care of his son and his wife’s dog. Until one day he meets Monica, an ex-fan of “Equinoccio” who moves in the house in front of them and encourages him to resume his artistic career.

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