We Have the Flesh

In this poignant and provocative analysis of Mexico, the country finds itself in the aftermath of some apocalypse or other right from the start.
To emphasise this vision, Emiliano Rocha Minter creates in his debut film an allegorical universe that breathes borderline surrender and demise, from its title, We Have the Flesh, and surreal art direction, to the surprising finale.
Mariano has withdrawn to a house from which all existential meaning has been sucked out. Obsessed by the idea of transforming the rooms into a womb-like cave, he spends his days distilling - and consuming - alcohol from old bread. Until brother and sister Lucio and Fauna discover his hiding place. In exchange for food and shelter, they help him create the cave. As the work progresses, Mariano shares his strange rituals with them. A disquieting sexual relationship emerges, along with a dynamic in which darker instincts do their destructive work.

Filmmaker
Emiliano Rocha Minter
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Mexico, France
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
79’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Julio Chavezmontes, Yann Gonzalez, Moises Cosío
Production Company
Piano, Detalle Films
Sales
Piano
Writer
Emiliano Rocha Minter
Cinematography
Yollótl Alvarado
Editor
Yibran Assaud
Production Design
Manuela Garcia
Sound Design
Javier Umpierrez
Music
Esteban Aldrete
Cast
Noé Hernández, María Evoli