On August 31st the film “Lo que de verdad importa” (What really matters) will be released in the country and, beyond the positive message it gives, the valuable thing is that all the revenues at the box office will be donated to Costa Rican children with cancer and terminal diseases.
This was announced by the Spanish filmmaker Paco Arango, producer of the film, who is visiting the country to promote the material and appealing to the solidarity of Ticos to join the cause.
This is the first time in history that a film will donate all of the funds raised to social causes to different countries. It had never been done anywhere in the world before.
In Costa Rica, the foundations that will benefit from the money are the Association Against Child Cancer (ALCCI) and Palliative Care, so do not hesitate to support the initiative and spend a pleasant time in the cinema.
The film was released in February of this year in Spain and received approximately three million dollars, which also went to the cause in that country, as it happened later in Mexico and as it will happen in many other countries.
The money in Spain we have just delivered and we have guaranteed that a thousand Spanish children can enjoy camps. I support the Real Madrid team and the idea is that Keylor Navas help us promote the film here in the country. I have talked to him and his wife and ¡, give how good it went in Spain, we hope they join the cause.”
The movie tells the story of Alec, an English mechanical engineer unable to put his life in order. When the electronics repair shop ‘The healer’ is about to break, a family member who he never knew he had offers to solve his problems in exchange for a year living in Nova Scotia (Canada), the origin of their ancestors.
There, Alec will discover that the most incomprehensible things begin to happen around him and that he has the gift of healing people.
The film is dedicated to actor Paul Newman, who in life used his fame to create a food line and use all the proceeds to help those in need.
Sixteen years ago, Arango met children with cancer and since then he has been drawing smiles on their faces, for that reason created the Aladina foundation.
His first film is called “Maktub” and with the profits he created a pioneering center in bone marrow transplants for children in Spain.