Celestial Clockwork | 1996
Standing at the altar on her wedding day in Caracas, Ana is overwhelmed by the sudden urge to flee. Stopping only to frantically pack a small suitcase and seize her prized possession--a poster of her idol Maria Callas--Ana boards a plane to Paris to pursue her once deferred dream of becoming an opera singer. In Paris, Ana lands in an overcrowded apartment with four Latina acquaintances. One of her roommates, a devious video maker named Celeste, makes it her mission to shatter Ana's dreams. Guided by the cosmos and the pseudo-psychic powers of her gay friend Armand, Ana's world soon collides with Alcanie, an eccentric psychoanalyst, Gregorieff, a Russian singing teacher, and Toutou, a shaman with a plethora of panaceas including his own exotic version of Love Potion #9. When her visa expires, Ana soon finds herself running from the police, but with the mystical, eclectic mix of characters she has on her side, she is ready to meet her destiny head on.