Archive of films Our Time / Nuestro tiempo
Mexico / France / Germany / Denmark / Sweden
2018, 177 min
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.
About the director
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)
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Diego García|
|Music:||Carlos Cortés, Jaime Bakshit, Michelle Couttolenc|
|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|