Two Mexican immigrants work as cooks at the Café Paraíso. While preparing an endless array of dishes, the youngest rehearses his heroic resignation, through which he hopes to regain his youth and dignity and even win the love of a waitress. But things aren't as they seem at the Café Paraíso, where reality becomes fiction and fiction reality.
Length: 11 minutes
Language: Spanish, English
Premiere: New York
Primary Cast: Tenoch Huerta, José Sefami, Sophie Alexander-Katz, Enrique Arreola
Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios
Screenwriter: Alonso Ruizpalacios
Producer: Patricia Coronado
Director of Photography: Damian García
Editor: Juan Manuel Figueroa
Music by: Tomás Barreiro, Freddie Stevenson
Sound Design: Pablo Fernández
Alonso Ruizpalacios (b. Mexico City) studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He has directed and written for several TV series and stage shows. Café Paraíso has won awards at film festivals in Spain, Mexico, and Italy. Alonso is currently working on his first feature film project, Güeros.