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. When Esther becomes infatuated with a horse trainer named Phil, the couple struggles to stride through the emotional crisis.
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Adrian Durazo, Diego García
Carlos Reygadas, Karla Díaz
Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, Eleazar Reygadas, Rut Reygadas, Phil Burgers.
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Carlos Reygadas Castillo is a Mexican filmmaker. Influenced by existentialist art and philosophy, Reygadas' movies feature spiritual journeys into the inner worlds of his main characters, through which themes of love, suffering, death, and life's meaning are explored. Reygadas has been described as "the one-man third wave of Mexican cinema"; his works are generally considered art films, and are known for their expressionist cinematography, long takes, and emotionally charged stories. His first and third films, Japón (2002) and Silent Light (2007), made him one of Latin America's most prominent writer-directors, with various critics having named Silent Light as one of the best films of its decade. His films Battle in Heaven (2005) and Light After Darkness (2012) divided critics. He has co-produced other directors such as Amat Escalante (Sangre, Los Bastardos, Heli), Carlos Serrano Azcona (The Tree) or Pedro Aguilera (The Influence).
Adulte (1998, short), Prisioneros (1999, short), Maxhumain (1999, short), Japón (2002), Filmando: Batalla en el cielo (2004, doc.), Battle in Heaven (2005), Silent Light (2007), Serenghetti ( 2009), Revolución (segment Este es mi reino, 2010), 42. One Dream Rush (2010, segment), Light After Darkness (2012), Short Plays (segment Mexico, 2014), Our Time (2018).