Nuestro tiempo

Carlos Reygadas

IFFR 2019

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  • 173'
  • Mexico
  • 2018

After Carlos Reygadas became one of the world’s most influential filmmakers with films like Japón and Stellet Licht, he took a radical step towards autobiographical fiction with Post tenebras lux. Now he has taken a logical yet ambitious next step with the poetically intimate and visually overwhelming Nuestro tiempo. He is his own protagonist as poet and owner of a ranch raising fighting bulls, who finds out that his wife Esther (played by Reygadas' wife, Natalia Lopez) is having an affair with an American friend, the horse trainer Phil. Despite, or thanks to, their agreements about an open marriage, tensions rise when Juan thinks that Esther is not opening up about her feelings.
Reygadas uses his unique film talent (and that of cameraman Diego Garcia) for daring, uneasy and openhearted self-enquiry: a chamber play about machismo and love, narcissism and sorrow, made with the bravura of a classical Western.

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Director
Carlos Reygadas
Countries of production
Mexico, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden
Production Year
2018
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
173'
Medium
DCP
International title
Our Time
Languages
Spanish, English
Producers
Jaime Romandía, Carlos Reygadas
Production Companies
Mantarraya Producciones, NoDream Cinema
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Screenplay
Carlos Reygadas
Cinematography
Diego García
Editor
Carlos Reygadas
Production Design
Emmanuel Picault
Sound Design
Javier Umpierrez
Cast
Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, Eleazar Reygadas, Rut Reygadas, Phil Burgers, Yago Martinez, Andrés Loewe
Local Distributor
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