The Brilliant Light of Carlos REYGADAS Japón 1/7/09

07 WED 8:30pm:
The Brilliant Light of Carlos REYGADAS
Japón
(Mexico/2002)
With Magdalena Flores, Alejandro Ferretis

In his debut filmmaking effort, Carlos Reygades burst upon the international festival circuit as the new master of moving images in Mexico. A man leaves Mexico City for the remote countryside to prepare his own death. In the heart of an immense canyon he finds lodging with an old widow in her humble home. He then confronts the power of nature and the woman’s infinite humanity. With a style reminiscent of Andrei Tarkovsky – Reygadas seminal cinematic inspiration – Japón’s design evokes the physical and emotional ties between the characters, nature and the landscape. (Also see Battle in Heaven and Silent Light.) In Spanish with English subtitles.
WINNER: Best First Work, Best Screenplay Ariel Awards Mexico
Camera d’Or Special mention Cannes Film Festival
New Directors Award Edinburgh Film Festival
Best First Work Havana Film Festival
FIPRESCI Prize Rio De Janeiro Int. Film Festival
“Mr. Reygadas has talent to match his ambitions; or, rather, gifts that undercut them sufficiently to give his film a prickly, haunting poignancy.”—A O.Scott NY Times
“THE WORK OF AN EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED FILMMAKER!”—BBCi
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