Mexico Remixed Presents: IU CINEMA: Japón
- March 23, 2019
- IU Cinema
- 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 7:00 PM to 9:02 PM
With comparisons to films by Abbas Kiarostami, Andrei Tarkovsky, Werner Herzog, and even John Ford, Carlos Reygadas’ Japón tells the story of an aging, melancholy painter who leaves Mexico City for the rural interior, with little more than some classical music, a pistol, and the intent to end his life. Given shelter by an older, widowed woman named Ascen, he prepares for his death. Their empathetic relationship grows, though Ascen’s life has mounting complications, which might strike a spark. This remarkably cinematic, heartbreaking, and haunting debut film captures the complexity and depths of the human condition. In Spanish with English subtitles. Contains mature content.