Brimstone & Glory

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Brimstone & Glory

Viktor Jakovleski
USA/Mexiko, 2017
Documentaries, 67min, OmeU

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Brimstone & Glory

Viktor Jakovleski
USA/Mexiko, 2017
Documentaries, 67min, OmeU

Cast: 
Esau Santiago Sánchez Velázquez
Juan Alberto «chincolas» Cervantes Aduna
Roberto Sánchez Olvera
Amauri Sanabria Urbán
Claudia Velázquez Gomez
Inocenta Gomez Santos
Sound: 
Damian Volpe
MPSE
Camera: 
Tobias von den Borne
Editor: 
Affonso Goncalves
Composer: 
Dan Romer
Benh Zeitlin
Production: 
The Department of Motion Pictures
Cinereach
Court 13 Pictures
World Sales: 
Mongrel International
Format: 
DCP
Color

BRIMSTONE & GLORY is a poetical documentary about a small Mexican city devoted to a week-long fireworks festival. “Burning Man has nothing on tultepec’s charging toritos and explod-ing castillos. Mexico’s weeklong national pyrotechnic Festival is sheerunbridled madness. Scars that tourists take away from fireworks-exploding bulls and towering infernos are earned with pleasure, apparently, as this dynamic documentary keeps explanation to a minimum while maximizing the experiential through GoPro camera POVs and gorgeous abstractions. Filmmaker Jakovleski has created a visually rapturous, immersive, sensory experience of this extraordinary event, capturing the danger and mayhem in all its glory.” (Edward Havens)