Sobreviviré (English: I Will Survive) is a 1999 comedy-drama romantic comedy directed by Alfonso Albacete and David Menkes, starring Emma Suárez and Juan Diego Botto, playing a straight woman and a gay man who fall in love. The film and especially the soundtrack was very successful in Spain. Paz Vega has a small role as an airline hostess. Writer and co-script writer Lucía Etxebarría has a cameo as herself in a Chueca café.

Spanish film poster by Oscar Mariné
Directed byAlfonso Albacete
David Menkes
Written byAlfonso Albacete
Lucía Etxebarría
David Menkes
StarringEmma Suárez
Juan Diego Botto
Rosana Pastor
Music byPaco Ortega
Release date
  • 19 November 1999 (1999-11-19)
Running time
102 minutes


Marga (Emma Suárez), a pregnant and widowed woman, is going through a streak of bad luck. Via her friendship with Rosa (Marta Ibarra), she begins to rebuild her confidence, but faces difficulties. After beginning a relationship with Iñaqui (Juan Diego Botto), an attractive gay sculptor who is ten years younger than her, her life begins to improve. Initially friends, they develop a sexual relationship, something they both thought impossible because Iñaqui is gay.[1]



  1. ^ "FILM REVIEW; Bridget Jones Is Suddenly Spanish". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-10-21.

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