Shipping Costs fear To be wrong, we dare to say that Carlos Reygadas is the most uncomfortable Mexican filmmaker.
This is due to the very peculiar style of narrating that the lawyer by profession (specializing in the Law of Armed Conflict and Use of Force) has turned into a film director, because simply presents events, does not make any judgments, so it is the total responsibility of the public to interpret it.
His films are written in a language that escapes narrative conventions. His style, if it can be called that, does not feel the need to justify each scene, explain each event or simply psychologically justify each of his characters.
The world of Reygadas is a faithful reflection of his films: totally enigmatic and blurry. It is curious that even in the most familiar there is mystery and the most intimate is perhaps the most incomprehensible.
Carlos Reygadas seems to have the objective of teaching us, in his own way, to contemplate and be amazed at what surrounds us with his films. He does not care about the narrative, but the canvas.
With his films one goes to the cinema to see a cow, to see the waves of the tue, a caress, a look, the sky, the rage, a smile, the clouds.
In the long shots of Carlos Reygadas is the ambition to embrace the horizon. The whole experience of being alive, of simply existing and that is why there is no more cinema poetic than his.
This film was particularly difficult for Carlos Reygadas because he worked with Mennonites, many of whom had never even allowed themselves to be photographed, so it was a very long and complex job.
Filmed in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, a Mennonite community in the state of Chihuahua, the film narrates the internal conflicts of a married man who falls in love with another woman and cannot decide to leave either relationship. The film was shot in Plautdietsh, a variant of German.
silent light He garnered important successes such as the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize and the Golden Hugo from the Chicago International Film Festival, among other distinctions.
Post Tenebras Lux
In this film, which is his fourth feature film, Rut and Eleazar, sons of Reygadas, appear. In it, with a rather peculiar structure, he narrates the story of Juan and his family, who leave city life to go live in the countryside, where they must face another way of understanding the world.
The film, co-produced by Mexico, France, the Netherlands and Germany, tells the story of an upper-middle-class family that leaves Mexico City and how their peaceful life in that place gradually turns into hell.
This film is about a man who has lost the meaning of life and wants to commit suicide, but on that path he meets a woman who is actually the antagonist of his existence.
Something curious is that Carlos Reygadas he decided to title this film as Japan because of what that country evokes in him: calm, mysticism, respect for silence and peace.