by Carlos Reygadas
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-breaker, Juan seems incapable of reaching his own expectations about himself.
Carlos reygadas is a mexican film director, writer and producer. he studied law in mexico city and later specialized in armed conflict law and the use of force in london. after quitting the mexican foreign service he made four short films in belgium before filming japón, which was presented at the rotterdam and the cannes film festivals in 2002, where it received a special mention for the camera d’or. the film was coproduced by himself and his long time producing partner, jaime romandía. in 2004 they produced amat esclante’s first film, sangre, and have since coproduced the rest of them. in 2005 reygadas premiered at the cannes film festival his second film, battle in heaven, in competition. also at cannes he was awarded the jury prize in 2007 for silent light and the best director award for post tenebras lux in 2012.
2018: OUR TIME (nuestro tiempo)
2012: POST TENEBRAS LUX
2007: SILENT LIGHT (luz silenciosa)
2005: BATTLE IN HEAVEN (batalla en el cielo)
2002: JAPAN (japón)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
Scripter and Editor: Carlos Reygadas
Cinematographer: Diego García
Additional Cinematography: Adrián Durazo
Sound: Raúl Locatelli, Carlos Cortés, Jamie Baksht
Art Director: Emmanuel Picault
Post-Production: Ernie Schaeffer
VFX: Detachment East, Diego Vázquez
Producer: Jamie Romandía, Carlos Reygadas
Co-Producers: Michael Weber. Katrin Pors, Moisés Cosío
Associate Producers: Jamal Zeinal Zade, Dan Wechsler, Jim Stark, Meinolf Zurhorst, Julio Chavezmontes, Martha Sosa, Fiorella Moretti
format DCP / colour / 2.5:1 / 5.1
length 173 min.
original languages Spanish, English