RoxCine is thrilled to present Rodrigo Plá’s A Monster with a Thousand Heads, a universal healthcare thriller where the battle of a woman desperately trying to get care approved for her terminally ill husband turns primal.
No matter your position on the Affordable Care Act — this nominee for seven Ariel Awards (the Mexican Oscars) is for you. And if you can, make it on Friday at 7pm because a Q&A via Skype with Plá will follow the screening.
Sonia’s critically ill husband requires an expensive medication their insurance company refuses to approve. So we can’t help but admire her for taking matters into her own hands. What begins as a frustrating call to a bureaucratic phone tree, escalates into a grimly comic confrontation with her husband’s doctor as he luxuriates in a steam bath, and finally a violent hostage-taking standoff.