Nuestro tiempo (Our Time)
In the presence of Eduardo Ruiz Mazón (Deputy consul of Mexico in Frankfurt)
Located in a vast, seemingly endless scenery, the daily business of Ester's and Juan's family consists of the utilisation and domination of nature. Life on the ranch is not easy: bulls do not willingly bow to human order. Furthermore, the emotions and impulses of the humans themselves tend to break the traditional ways of family life and marriage. The young American Phil, who is a guest at the Ranch, starts having a passionate affair with Ester, which ultimately endangers her open marriage. Little by little, secretly entertained prejudices and stereotypes begin to surface. Not only the relationship between man and woman is questioned, but also the one between white farmers and their employees and the one between man and nature.
With Nuestro tiempo, Carlos Reygadas paints a breathtaking picture of a decaying social class, which took its own order for granted for a long time.
"What emerges from this cinematic experiment in auto-fiction is a soul-searching work of scorching honesty that functions both as an anatomy of love and marriage, and as an evisceration of masculinity." Giovanni Marchini Camia, Sight and Sound
30 March 2019
16:00 h, Kino des DFF
|MEX, F, D, DK, SE 2018
|original with English subtitles
|Jaime Romandía, Mantarraya Producciones and others
|Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, Eleazar Reygadas, Rut Reygadas, Phil Burgers u.a.