The Proposal /
It was clear from the outset that this romance would unfold into a major drama. The main characters: a famous architect and celebrated artist, a millionaire, the millionaire’s fiancé, and a conceptual artist. Between them: profound questions about copyrights, art, public exposure, and privacy. And the result? Like we said—drama. Jill Magid, an artist and the film’s director, fell in love with the work of Luis Barragán, Mexico’s most acclaimed architect. But when she planned an exhibition of his art, she hit a setback: after his death, a Swiss corporation bought his archive—thousands of letters, drawings, and photographs—and kept it inaccessible to the public for over twenty years. Determined to return these treasures to Mexico, Magid spent years trying to get access. When she finally discovered that the materials were, in fact, an engagement present, she made her move—a daring, outrageous proposal.