Containing Multitudes Since 2004
This may have been the most beautifully filmed Mexican film - it's lyrical and lush. The story line is only average, but the leads were well up to making it so much more - they had screen presence and skill in abundance. This was one of the films that I was viewing with my Hispanic friends and they were translating it in a much more interesting fashion than the subtitles indicated - the script was quite a bit richer than the rather flat Anglo interpretations. At that time, in high school, I was unaware of the cultural conflicts that had been going on for years between the Indios and the mainly Spanish-heritage middle and upper classes, so it was much more interesting just for that aspect, as well.
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