From writer/director Guillermo Arriaga comes The Burning Plain, a romantic mystery about a woman on the edge who takes an emotional journey back to the defining moment of her life. Oscar-winner Charlize Theron plays Sylvia, a beautiful restaurant manager whose cool, professional demeanor masks the sexually charged storm within. When a stranger from Mexico confronts her with her mysterious past, Sylvia is launched into a journey through space and time that inextricably connects her to these disparate characters, all of whom are grappling with their own romantic destinies.
In Mexico, a young motherless girl, Maria (Tessa Ia), lives happily with her father and his best friend until a tragic accident changes it all. In the New Mexico border town of Las Cruces, two teenagers, Mariana (Jennifer Lawrence) and Santiago (JD Pardo), find love in the aftermath of their parents’ sudden deaths. In an abandoned trailer, a housewife, Gina (Oscar-winner Kim Basinger), embarks on a passionate affair that will put Sylvia and the others on a collision course with the explosive power of forbidden love.
The Burning Plain is the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (Babel, 21 Grams, Amores Perros, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada). From 2929 Productions (Good Night and Good Luck, We Own the Night), the film was produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie Macdonald (Catch Me If You Can, Sweeney Todd) and executive produced by Todd Wagner, Mark Cuban, Marc Butan, and Ray Angelic.
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