Powerful, passionate and always unpredictable, Bella reminds us of the surprises that await us in each new day and that sometimes it takes no more than a moment to transform our lives forever. Bella is a heart-warming story about friendship, family and our capacity for love in the face of the unexpected.
An international soccer star Jose (Eduardo Verastegui) is on his way to sign a multi-million dollar contract when a series of events turn his life upside down and brings his career to an abrupt end. The famous athlete retreats from the world to work as a cook at his brother's Mexican restaurant in Manhattan. Nina (Tammy Blanchard The Good Shepherd) a beautiful waitress at the restaurant is struggling to make it in New York City when she finds herself without work after coming in late because of morning sickness. Taken by Nina's plight Jose reaches out to her and with a simple gesture of kindness they fall in to an easy confidentiality. In the course of the single day, Jose not only confronts his own haunting past but shows Nina how the healing power of love can help embrace the future.
Winner of the People's Choice Award, at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival, Bella, a small indie film, took critics by surprise and became a US hit, with its heartwarming and moving story about two people facing difficult life changing decisions.
DVD Extras: The 'making of' and interviews with the director and cast.
Released: 19th June 2008