Our Time (Nuestro Tiempo)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
Section: World Cinema
Country: Mexico, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden | Year: 2018
Language(s): Spanish, English | Time: 173 mins
A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. When Esther becomes infatuated with a horse trainer named Phil, the couple struggles to stride through the emotional crisis.
Carlos Reygadas 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”, and his works are known for their expressionistic cinematography, long takes, and emotionally charged stories.