There comes a time in everyone's life when something happens that changes them forever and their life will never be the same. Bella is a true love story that shows how one day in New York City changed three people's lives forever. Powerful, passionate and always unpredictable, Bella reminds us of the surprises that await us in each new day and that sometimes it takes no more than a moment to transform our lives forever.
A soccer star Jose (Eduardo Verastegui) is on his way to sign a multi-million dollar contract when a series of events unfold that bring his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, Nina, (Tammy Blanchard), struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she's unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day into an unforgettable one.
Once a famous athlete, and now a cook at his brother's Mexican restaurant, Jose has retreated from the world. But he recognises something in Nina, and reaches out to her. In the course of a single day, he not only confronts his own haunting past but shows her how the healing power of love can help her embrace the future. Winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival, Bella is a heartwarming story about friendship, family and our capacity for love in the face of the unexpected.