Director Carlos Reygadas

Production year 2002

Length 122min.

Country Spain/Netherlands/Germany/Mexico


A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken love grows.


Carlos Reygadas
Carlos Reygadas



Carlos Reygadas


Carlos Reygadas

Director of Photography

Diego Martínez Vignatti, Thierry Tronchet

Production designer

Elsa Díaz, Alejandro Reygadas


José Egea, Gilles Laurent, Jorge Lerner, Ramón Moreira, Ricardo Viñas


Daniel Melguizo, Carlos Serrano Azcona, David Torres


Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalena Flores, Martin Serrano, Yolanda Villa.

Production company(ies)

Solaris Film Mantarraya Producciones NoDream Cinema

Carlos Reygadas

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).

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