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One of cinema’s great visual poets, Carlos Reygadas returns with this thrillingly natural account of a marriage in crisis - acted by Reygadas himself and his real-life wife.

Drama 2018 177 mins

Director: Carlos Reygadas


One of contemporary world cinema’s greatest visual poets, with Our Time Carlos Reygadas turns the camera on himself in this tale of a marriage at the breaking point. Real-life couple Reygadas and his wife Natalia play Juan and Esther, who live a peaceful yet unusual existence on a Mexican cattle ranch; unusual insofar as they are in an open relationship and Esther is having an affair with an American horse trainer. Juan, for his part, can handle it as long as he hears how things are going, but when Natalia stops giving him information, the dynamic quickly shifts, forcing Juan to examine his fragile masculinity.

In between, Reygadas captures the ecstasy of life in thrillingly beautiful natural sequences, delivering another stunning entry in his already-impressive filmography.