Volume 2, Number 6 - NOV. 8, 2011

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Sensual Spanish Love Story Showcases Teenage Romance

By Stteffanny Cott

Filmmaker Fernando Gonzalez Molina brings to life Federico Moccia’s cult novel “Three Meters Above the Sky” with his 2010 film adaption of the European phenomenon.

Following the unlikely relationship of Barcelona teens Babi (Maria Valverde), a complacent good
girl, and rebel biker “H” (Mario Casas), Three Meters Above the Sky (Tres Metros Sobre el Cielo) reshapes the core premise of overly-done teenage romantic films and makes its mark as a refreshing and genuine portrayal of the complexities of human interaction and relationships.

Sensual displays of affection, exhilarating fast-paced motorcycle scenes and raw animalistic violence add to the carefree and sometimes careless recurring theme of young adult decision making.

The film’s diverse characters and cleverly written script poignantly exhibit the trials and tribulations of teenage life. Incorporating themes of death, sexuality, love and the pressures of societal standards, Three Meters Above the Sky resonates with audiences of all ages and cultures while staying true to its original message of personal growth and moving on.

With an unexpected ending, a vibrant soundtrack and a sensual love story, this 2011 Goya Award Nominee for Best Screenplay will surely have audiences swooning and aching all at once.

THREE METERS ABOVE THE SKY (TRES METROS SOBRE EL CIELO)—Directed by Fernando Gonzalez Molina—Starring Mario Casas, María Valverde, Nerea Camacho, and Marcel Borràs—118 minutes

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