I Promise You Anarchy 2015
88 mins Mexico Director. Julio Hernández Cordón
Miguel and Johnny live in Mexico City. Committed skateboarders and occasional lovers, they dabble in the illegal blood trade as a means of making extra money. Faced with an opportunity to up their cash flow by making a risky deal with a gang of black market drug traffickers, the boys hesitantly agree. But when the job goes sour they quickly find themselves drawn into a dangerous underworld.
Played with arresting immediacy from a cast of non-actors, director Julio Hernández Cordón’s feature is a striking blend of verité realism and lyrical experimentalism. Echoing the laid-back eroticism of Gus Van Sant at his most playful, with shades of a modern-day neo-noir, this visually arresting film is a sumptuous and occasionally chilling journey into the illicit underbelly of Mexico’s capital.