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Father of the Bride
Directed by Gaz Alazraki
United States | 117 minutes | 2022
A father's coming to grips with his daughter's upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American clan.
Sofia’s quickfire revelations keep Billy and Ingrid from making their own disclosure—that they’re calling quits on their marriage—but both agree to delay the news and play the loving couple for the benefit of the family.
Old-fashioned Billy is at first opposed to the wedding, but he is eventually swayed—as long as his opinions as father of the bride carry the most weight in all things matrimonial. A prominent architect and family man, Billy feels his hard-fought success and dedication to his heritage earn him the right to call the shots. After all his achievements, why is he suddenly seen as the bad guy?
The same could also be said for Adan’s equally headstrong father, Hernan (Pedro Damián), who soon arrives with his own traditions and family pride in tow. With both iron-willed fathers vying to take charge of the festivities, it becomes a prideful game of one-upmanship, as cultures clash, generations take sides and competing traditions collide. Family relationships are tested, along with the couple at the center of it all, as the roller coaster ride of wedding planning races toward the altar.
You are enthusiastically invited to the love, the food, the music and the fun of “Father of the Bride,” a modern rom-com updated from the timeless classic. This sparkling story of a family and its unbreakable bonds illustrates the surprising and funny ways the heart can adapt in the name of love. The film stars Andy Garcia, Gloria Estefan, Adria Arjona, Isabela Merced, Diego Boneta and Chloe Fineman.
Gaz Alazraki is a Mexican filmmaker, best known for writing and directing the Mexican comedy Nosotros Los Nobles, an Official Selection of LALIFF in 2013. He also created, directed and executive produced Netflix’s first Spanish-language comedy series, "Club De Cuervos," and its spinoff, "The Ballad of Hugo Sanchez". The third season of "Club De Cuervos" was nominated for an Emmy and Alazraki was named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s emerging filmmakers to watch. He has been selected twice to be a Shaper in the Imagine Impact Program and he is a board member of Oceana.
|Type of Film||Feature|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Year Film Was Completed||2022|
|Written by||Matt Lopez|
|Edited by||Jon Poll|
|Music by||Terence Blanchard|
|Art Direction||Kim Jennings|
|Main Cast||Andy Garcia, Gloria Estefan, Adria Arjona, Isabela Merced, Diego Boneta and Chloe Fineman.|