And They Lived…

And They Lived...

And They Lived…

The glass slipper is broken. The castle is just a sand castle. Love poems are now text messages. Prince is just a singer that passed away, and the rose is slowly dying. Welcome to 2018. 50% of marriages in the US end in divorce. The number is similarly high in many other developed nations. Once upon a time, there was love. We all found ourselves creating our imaginary fairy tales. A white and noble horse, harnessed to a magnificent carriage, and a brave and masculine Prince Charming who fights for his gorgeous, flawless princess, promising her the perfect life full of everlasting happiness. Since no one teaches us “life” “love” or “relationships” we grow up, keeping the perfect “Disney- love” model in our minds, and as a result experience broken expectations and broken hearts. The search for a prince or a princess takes too long – the clock is ticking, mom wants grandchildren, and we grow tired of waiting for this slow white horse. So we marry someone fast and hope for a happy ending. But most of the time, it’s just an ending. Life’s problems occur and instead of dealing with them and fighting these “life dragons” together, we choose to give up and start questioning these relationships that we used to call love. What people don’t understand is that even in fairy tales, the happy ending takes place on the last page.

Directed by Javier Espinoza (USA)