Juan and Esther are a married couple in an open relationship who, despite their attempts to stay together, begin to drift apart. Our Time is Carlos Reygadas’ fifth film and his most and epic to date.
It was filmed in his house, with the protagonists played by himself, his wife, and their children.
Poet Juan, his wife Esther, and their three children live on a ranch in the suburbs of Mexico City, where they raise horses and bulls for bullfighting. Juan and Esther have been in an open relationship for a long time, but their union begins to collapse when Esther falls in love with the foreigner Phil. The desire to remain honest and exchange their worries and doubts cannot save the couple from inevitable pain, emotional abuse, and desperate actions. They are affectionate with each other and their children, but Juan's fear of losing Esther and her desire to understand her feelings only increase the gap between them.
Whereas Reygadas previous film, Post Tenebras Lux, wove nature and human relationships into the realm of the surreal, in Our Time love and family ties belong to the earthly dimension, with nature, wild and fierce as a bullfight, raging in parallel. Filmed by cinematographer Diego Garcia, transparent yet mysterious everyday life flows from an almost documentary, intimate chronicle into an expressionistic and magical epic composed of natural phenomena and human passions, verbal escapades and musical compositions. Our Time premiered internationally at the 75th Venice International Film Festival.
The film will be screened in Spanish and English with Russian subtitles.
Dir. Carlos Reygadas
Mexico, USA, Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway, Germany, 2018
177 min. 18+