Distributor: Monument Releasing
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Director: Carlos Reygadas
Starring: Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, and Phil Burgers
2018, Mexico, France, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden, 177 minutes, Digital, NR
Language: Spanish and English with English subtitles
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. Although in an open marriage, their relationship begins to crumble when Esther falls in love with an American horsebreaker and Juan is unable to control his jealousy.
A previous winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s awards for Best Director and Jury Prize, filmmaker Carlos Reygadas casts himself and his wife Natalia López in the leading roles in a film stunningly shot by cinematographer Diego García.
Venice Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam
“A soul-searching work of scorching honesty that functions both as an anatomy of love and marriage, and as an evisceration of masculinity.”
— Giovanni Marchini Camia, Sight and Sound
“A film of considerable visual poetry and, at times, grandeur.”
— Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily