BATTLE IN HEAVEN
BATTLE IN HEAVEN

BATTLE IN HEAVEN

Director Carlos Reygadas

Production year 2005

Length 98min.

Country France/Mexico/Belgium/Germany

screenings

13 Jul 2019 19:30 Moscow Cinema, Blue Hall

SYNOPSIS

Mexico. Marcos, a half-breed taxidriver, kidnaps together with his wife one of their nephews. When the baby accidentally dies, Marcos breaks down and confesses his crime to his boss's daughter, Ana. She is a frivolous and spoilt girl, playing a hooker just for fun. Both women try to help Marcos, each of them in their own way, but it is already too late. During a pilgrimage to the Guadalupe basilica, Marcos brings Ana down with him.

CAST & CREW

Carlos Reygadas
Carlos Reygadas

Director

Producer

Philippe Bober, Susanne Marian, Jaime Romandia, Carlos Reygadas

Script

Carlos Reygadas

Director of Photography

Diego Martínez Vignatti

Music by

John Tavener

Sound

Sergio Diaz, Martín Hernández

Edit

Adoración G. Elipe, Benjamin Mirguet, Nicolas Schmerkin

Cast

Marcos Hernandez, Anapola Mushkadiz, Berta Ruiz, Rosalinda Ramirez, David Bornstien.

Production company

Coproduction Office No Dream Cinema Mantarraya Producciones Tarantula

Carlos Reygadas

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).


Filmography

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).

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