From producer Salma Hayek Pinault comes this Mexican dramedy following three separate groups as they navigate that most emotionally fraught of seasons: Christmas. Mariana Treviño and Andrés Almeida star.
El Sabor de la Navidad
Mexican-American superstar Salma Hayek Pinault produces this heartfelt Mexican dramedy that weaves together three stories depicting the high emotions surrounding one of the most important festivities of the year: Christmas. Mariana Treviño and Andrés Almeida, best known for their TV roles in 100 días para enamorarnos, are reunited here as Valeria and Gerardo. When Gerardo sneaks into Valeria’s kitchen to help her prepare traditional dishes for the Christmas dinners of several families, he realizes her deep commitment to cooking is all about love. He tries to express his sudden feelings for her, but to no avail.
One of the families that hired Valeria to cater has to deal with increased tension, as one of the adult children promises to attend dinner after a four-year absence. They not only present their assured new identity but also the person they plan to soon marry. It all seems to be too much for the family’s matriarch, who struggles to understand her children and to let them be who they truly are.
To complete the picture, best friends Chava and Santi take on shared duties as Santa Claus in the public arena to make ends meet for the season, but through a series of misunderstandings end up fighting to see who’s the best Santa in the alameda.
When the three scenarios collide, the biggest challenges offer the best opportunities for people to right their wrongs, open their hearts, and finally share the true, forgiving spirit of the season.
Official Selection, 2023 Toronto International Film Festival