Fiction

NOTICIAS LEJANAS

NEWS FROM AFAR
Ricardo Benet
Mexico 2005
120min
V'06

Following a family tragedy, young Martín leaves his desert outpost, a village folding into itself having been passed for water and electric infrastructure, to find his biological father. On his journey into the moloch of Mexico City, Martín's hopes turn more fleeting and illusory. Benet's easy, naturalistic approach is similar to Carlos Reygadas' Japón. Visual similarities abound too, the evocative, sun-bleached, dusk-dusted camerawork emphasizing the film's emotional truths. An ethereal haze hangs over Martín and his family: Although he drifts through the ghost towns of globalization, the country floats through him and his family. (Wells Dunbar)

Credits
  • David Aarón Estrada
  • Mayahuel del Monte
  • Martín Palomares
  • Gina Moret
  • Lucía Muñoz
  • Ricardo Benet
  • Isabel Muñoz
  • Nerio Barneries
  • Matias Barberis
  • Martin Boege
  • Lucrecia Gutierrez
  • Guillermo González Phillips
Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia Insurgentes sur 674 Col. del Valle 03100 Mexiko-Stadt, Mexiko T 544 853 39 difuinte@imcine.gob.mx

Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia Insurgentes sur 674 Col. del Valle 03100 Mexiko-Stadt, Mexiko T 544 853 39 mercaint@imcine.gob.mx

35 mm
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