In director Luis Mandoki’s potent drama, the Greens — Alice (Meg Ryan) and Michael (Andy Garcia) — face a major crisis in their marriage when an accident brings Alice’s secret drinking problem out in the open. As she confronts her alcoholism and Michael struggles to hold the family together, they must tackle issues that arise between them, including the realization of the large role liquor has played in their relationship since the beginning.
Luis Mandoki (born in 1954 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director working in Mexico and Hollywood.
Luis Mandoki studied Fine Arts in Mexico and at the San Francisco Art Institute, the London College of Printing, and the London International Film School. While attending this last institution he directed his first short film Silent Music which won an award at the International Amateur Film Festival of Cannes Film Festival in 1976.
Back in Mexico he directed short films and documentaries for the Instituto Nacional Indigenista (the National Institute for the Indigenous), Conacine (National Commission of Film) and the Centro de Produccion de Cortometraje (Center for the Production of Short Films). In 1980 he received an Ariel Award of the Mexican Academy of Film for his short film El secreto. Four years later, his film Motel was selected to represent Mexico in film festivals around the globe.
At the age of 30 he developed, wrote, produced and directed Gaby: A True… read more