We’ve known there was a link between the documentary maker Laurence Garret and Carlos Reygadas since her creative evocation of Luis Buñuel (En ningún lugar, 2013). Reygadas was then part of the cast with Jean-Claude Carrière and Denis Lavant. Garret started her career as a fashion designer and photographer. So with this project she was not entirely venturing into unknown territory, while Reygadas was fairly unaccustomed when he took on his first commercial commission. 
Garret does not try to get any profound statements from the maestro, who likes to be compared with Tarkovski and Dreyer. She consciously opts for a more anecdotal and indirect approach to a strong yet existentially lonely individual. That is suggested from the very first moment with a fragment of music by Johnny Cash. Her impressionistic sketch forms part of the Cinéma, de notre temps series, the sequel to the prestigious series Cinéastes de notre temps, once started by André Labarthe.

Filmmaker
Laurence Garret
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Mexico, France
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
85’
Language
French, Spanish
Producer
Christophe Gougeon
Production Company
Atopic
Sales
Atopic
Writer
Laurence Garret
Cinematography
Ricardo del Conde de la Cerda, Wilma Gomez Luengo
Editor
Carolina Lutenberg, Carlos Serrano Azcona, Ernie Schaeffer
Sound Design
Jorge Torres, Noé Cordeau, Carlos Cortes Navarrete
Music
Humberto Alvarez