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Loving Pablo

Project information

Talent Samira Asgarova
Role of participant Distributor
Director Fernando León de Aranoa
Producer Dean Nichols, Javier Bardem, Miguel Menendez de Zubillaga, Kalina Kottas
Screenwriter Fernando León de Aranoa
Status finished

Production details

Running time 123 min
Genre Biopic
Year of production 2018
Country of Production Spain
Production Company
Escobar Films, B2Y Eood Sofia
Website http://www.lovingpablofilm.com

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Film based on the book by Escobar's long-time lover Virginia Vallejo. In 1981, Virginia Vallejo is a famous Colombia's journalist and TV news anchorwoman who is invited to a VIPs party in the ranch of Pablo Escobar, a low-born man who gained money and power with drug trafficking together with his friends, turning them into the new generation of rich men of the country. Seduced by his charisma, Virginia starts a passionate love affair with Escobar despite he's a family man married to María Victoria. In the 80s years, Escobar becomes famous in his try to better the life of the low-born people of Medellín and raising a politician carrier in the congress of Colombia, but Virginia starts to understand that Escobar controls an empire of crime in Colombia and spreads his drug to the USA. The DEA's agent Shepard starts investigate the business of Escobar and Virginia, using her for a tool to stop him. The President Belisario Betancur allying with USA for trying to stop Escobar and extradite him to judge outside Colombia.

Participation in international festivals / awards

65th San Sebastian Film Festival, 74th Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival