Life Kills Me (La Vida Me Mata) by Sebastián Silva (Chile, 2007, 92 min.). Life and death are wrapped in a mutual embrace, both absurd and poignant, in this smart comedy about an unlikely friendship. At work on a low-budget horror film, Gaspar is still reeling from the untimely death of his beloved older brother when he meets Alvaro. A mildly sociopathic young man with an unyielding curiosity for the dark side, Alvaro soon coaxes Gaspar out of his shell in unexpected ways, in a debut film that pulses with a sure cinematic style as it channels a compassionate vision of frail, formidable, and unforgettable lives. In Spanish with English subtitles.