Archive of films Our Time / Nuestro tiempo

Mexico / France / Germany / Denmark / Sweden
2018, 177 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2019

Juan and Ester have a farm where they breed fighting bulls. Juan is also a recognised poet, and he and his wife have an open relationship which allows them other lovers. But things get complicated when Ester starts sleeping with someone and says nothing about it to Juan.


In his previous film Light after Darkness Carlos Reygadas described the fate of a young family who leave their urban environment and move to the country. The characters in Our Time own a cattle ranch where they have been successfully breeding and training bulls for years, yet they too come up against the reality of a life they’d conjured up in their minds. Juan and Esther have an open relationship and both regularly engage in extramarital sex, afterward speaking candidly about their experiences. When Esther starts seeing macho Phil behind her husband’s back, Juan begins to realise that he’s unable to handle a situation he already agreed to. What follows is a painful marital crisis captured through Reygadas’ typically honed lensing: all-embracing perspectives and also the most subjective views.

Nikola Paggio

About the director

Carlos Reygadas

Carlos Reygadas (b. 1971, Mexico City). Selected filmography: Maxhumain (1999, short), Japan (Japón, 2002), Battle in Heaven, (Batalla en el cielo, 2005), Silent Light (Luz silenciosa, 2007), Light after Darkness (Post Tenebras Lux, 2012), Our Time (Nuestro tiempo, 2018)


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: Carlos Reygadas
Screenplay: Carlos Reygadas
Dir. of Photography: Diego García
Music: Carlos Cortés, Jaime Bakshit, Michelle Couttolenc
Editor: Carlos Reygadas
Art Director: Emmanuel Picault, Roman Flizot
Producer: Jaime Romandía, Carlos Reygadas
Production: Mantarraya Producciones, NoDream Cinema
Coproduction: The Match Factory, Snowglobe, Luxbox, Mer Film, Film i Väst, Detalle Films, Bord Cadre Film
Cast: Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, Phil Burges
Sales: The Match Factory

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