It took a lot of soul searching and a few lean years for Mexican-born actor Eduardo Verástegui to realize his career path.
BELLA had a great first weekend – now we need to keep the momentum! Here are some quick facts about opening weekend:
“Bella” Actor Delivers Keynote Address at White House on National Adoption Day
Hollywood pollution is like the weather. Everyone complains, but nobody does anything about it.
After years of working in the entertainment industry both as a musician and an actor, Eduardo Verástegui decided to dramatically change the path of his career by co-producing and starring in the successful movie Bella.
Actress Ali Landry married film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde on Saturday in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, her rep confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE.
Not every day does the governor’s office call to offer a guest movie review. But Gov. Rick Perry is such a fan of “Bella,” he delivered this for your edification. — Michael Barnes
Winner of the People’s Choice audience award at the Toronto Film Festival and the Crystal Heart grand prize at Indianapolis’ Heartland Film Festival—both amazing given the utter New York-ness of the film—Bella may be the warmest, most heartbreaking family drama I’ve seen in years. -Frank Lovece
“Bella” is a tearjerker that earns its sobs with heartfelt emotions. The main characters seem like real people, and so you sympathize with them as you would a friend or relative.
Bella the movie, winner of the Toronto International Film Festival and honored by the Smithsonian, is reporting a gross of $1.3 million for its first weekend on only 165 screens.
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Novice director wins at Toronto First-time Mexican director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde was the main winner at the Toronto Film Festival with his movie Bella winning the audience award.
The founder of the Toronto International Film Festival is tired of the griping growing louder every year that the star-studded event has become too big, too Hollywood, too glitzy.
Alejandro Monteverde’s “Bella” from Mexico won the people’s choice prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival.
Bella, which was financed and produced by Key Biscayne’s Sean Wolfington, marks the directorial debut of Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Monteverde, and has already won the Toronto International Film Festival.
In a White House ceremony this week, President George Bush gave the “Outstanding American Choice” award to Mexican-born Alejandro Monteverde, an initiative of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to honor outstanding nationalized citizens.
“It is one of the most impressive landmark films to open our festival in 10 years… a film people have to see, it really captures the heart and makes you think. It is one of the best films to come out in a long time,” said Edward James Olmos.
Bella is not only an exceptional film, but the result of a long and emotional journey for Latin break-out star Eduardo Verastegui, in which he found his true calling in life.
The Latino Center is presenting Eduardo Verastegui and Alejandro Monteverde with its award for emerging talent.
Bella took the top prize at Toronto’s International Film Festival and was honored by the Smithsonian, The Mexican Embassy and the White House for it’s contribution to the Arts and Hispanic Culture.