The game leads him into the secret labyrinths of the Chinese immigrant community on the island and into a mad and erotic adventure. He begins a voyage for which no maps exist. The need he dares to feel crashes on the rocks of a stormy sea of ancient bonds, lesbian relationships and ambitions. When the young Chinese girl comes to say goodbye, she realizes the depth of her love for him they understands that the biggest act of love is that of letting her go.
A unique Puerto Rican film set in San Juan’s Santurce… a beautiful old neighborhood, the center of a cultural revival. A love story between a lonely professor and frustrated novelist, and a young Chinese woman, an aspiring artist. She is part of the Chinese restaurant community and an “indentured slave.”
A love story in the tradition of “Cortazar” of anonymous messages involving art and literature. The professor begins to receive mysterious messages that awaken his curiosity. Who is going to such lengths to get his attention and why? Is it a man or a woman? He plays ball. The game ends in mad and erotic love. Her Chinese family cannot find out. In the process he enters the secretive life of the immigrant Chinese of San Juan. Then as suddenly as she appears, she disappears, and our professor is left at a loss and empty. He tries to communicate with her. She does not answer any message, as creative and fun and original as they may be. He even dares to go to her Chinese uncles and her restaurant. It is one of his intellectual buddies that finally opens a door to his seeing her again.
What he finds out is shocking and devastating. The love and need he had allowed himself to feel crashes on the rocks amidst the forces of the currents of a stormy sea of ancient bonds, lesbian relationships and ambitions that throws the professor/writer back to finding consolations in the streets and the art of his neighborhood. However, he has now found himself and has lived a passion he had only dreamed of. She tries to see him once more to say goodbye. It is only then that she realizes the depth of her love for him and understands that the biggest act of love is that he is letting her go.
Simone Film Cast The principal actors of the picture are Esai Morales, the quintessential star of “La Bamba”, “NYPD”, “Resurrection Blvd”, “Mi Familia” and most recently, the Netflix original series “Ozark”, and the Chinese actress, Kunjue Li, is known for BBC's Peaky Blinders, One Child, Ancient Assassins, The Return of Jack the Ripper and My Best Friend's Wedding. She is the second female lead in the highly anticipated film TIGER TAIL. and can be seen in THE LAUNDROMAT, alongside Meryl Streep. Her film THE FUNERAL is the 3rd hottest film on the Chinese Netflix.
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
The production team consists of the most professional and experienced talent on the island, most of whom have worked with the director, Betty Kaplan, on other projects. Producer Peter Rawley, was the former Head of the International Division at ICM. Producer Frances Lausell has over 20 years of experience producing for clients such as NBC, Lifetime, Discover Channel, Sony as well as other international producers. Executive Producer attorney Antonio J. Sifre (The Sifre Group) will provide legal and financial advisory. He has more than 20 years of experience in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including commercial lending, workouts, mergers and acquisitions, real estate sales and acquisitions, venture capital, and film production and financing, including film tax credit sales.
“Brilliant Film Guys 🙂 “
“Loved The Film. said They Had Never See Such Artistic And Quality Film Made In Pr.”
“What a movie experience! What can I say, Betty. I was...lifted. The film did indeed take me to the Puerto Rico I know, not the one mostly known outside the island..."
“The film is beautiful. It is truly a brilliant portrait of a young woman and older man coming together for a brief period of time. All the performances are amazing, even the small supporting roles you picked with such accuracy and care.”. xx,Lisa
Your film Simone is a work of art in the telling. “ I loved your portrayal of this complicated love story. Esai Morales gave an award winning performance with all the layers of loving, longing and tear... Bravo! “
“I watched Simone and remembered the long journey to get to this stage! I thought the film was well shot, atmospheric and the considerable eroticism artistically done...”
“We both loved it! My wife was taken by the story, and she loved the sets. He words;” the movie paints a beautiful PR”. I’m very proud to be part of this beautiful project. Can’t wait to see it on a big screen”!
“I absolutely loved it: beautifully written and directed, superbly acted, totally engrossing. I think it's your best so far. I can't tell you how happy I am for both of you”.
“Great work! I think you did a great job, as did your main characters. A very tough film as the level of emotion fluctuates so widely. It seems so apropos in today’s world... Your work is outstanding....”
“I did enjoy the film very much! Thought the main actor had an “antonio banderas” vibe and the film itself like I was in a poem”
“Breathless....beautiful. wow. Great job Betty”