Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.
CAST & CREW
Carlos Reygadas, Jaime Romandia
Director of Photography
Nathalia Acevedo, Rut Reygadas, Adolfo Jiménez Castro.
No Dream Cinema Mantarraya Producciones Le Pacte Arte France Cinéma Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad The Match Factory Ticoman Topkapi Films
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).