A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. ... See full summary »
David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a... See full summary »
Bruno Dumont follows up the controversial Twentynine Palms with this tale of a group of young soldiers who go off to war and experience some life-changing events. Flandres won the Grand Prix Prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
Reluctantly, a sulky adolescent returns to her parents' house for yet another boring summer vacation, dabbling in desire and the art of desirability, eventually mixing reality with vision, caged fantasies with the fierce female sexuality.
Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.
A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée
Angela an illegal immigrant living in Los Angeles stumbles across Bill, a disgraced banker on the run.Through sex, conversation ranging from politics to philosophy, and other worldly pleasures, Angela introduces Bill to another worldview.
A working-class man named Marcos and his wife kidnap a baby for ransom money, but it goes tragically wrong when the infant dies. In another world is Ana, the daughter of the general for whom he drives, who does sexual acts to any man for pleasure. Marcos confesses his guilt to her in his troubled search for relief, and then finds himself on his knees amid the multitude of believers moving slowly toward the Basilica in honor of the Lady of Guadalupe.Written by
the coproduction office
This was one of the strangest movies I've ever seen. I expected to see some modern style drama with explicit elements, but I was stunned by the deep observation and human understanding, which Reygadas shows in his film. The camera work was very impressive. I admire such kind of directoring- to show everything in details and to try to be as close as he could be to reality, without neglecting the art side of the process. There was something interesting for me in the slow motion and the development of the storyline. It seemed as if the life of the underdog and his wife is somehow connected with their background, with the real everyday life in modern day Mexico city.Anapola Mushkadiz gave a great performance as Ana and her part made the movie even more complex. The urban atmosphere was strong throughout the movie and it reflected on all of the characters. I recommend this movie to all the people who enjoy serious cinema and are eager to see something different and new, away from the mainstream crap.
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this