RoxCine: TENEMOS LA CARNE (WE ARE THE FLESH)
First show: January 27
“An extreme Mexican fiesta of incest, cannibalism, and explicit sex.” – Variety
“Simply put, Emiliano Rocha Minter’s We Are the Flesh is the real deal. As a story, it’s compelling, hypnotic, and shocking in a visceral, uncomfortable way, effortlessly evoking emotion and wonder through its endless depravity. But as cinema, it’s bold, surreal, and visually spell-binding, almost like a pornographic portrait of hell painted through an existential lens. In relative terms, We Are the Flesh provokes the same reaction one might find in their virgin voyage through the art of Alejandro Jodorowsky, in which not a single punch is pulled or compromised. There’s something pure about the artistry behind We Are the Flesh, even if you might not be ready to experience another human being’s vision at its most unfiltered. FOUR STARS” – Fangoria
A young brother and sister, roaming an apocalyptic city, take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit. He puts them to work building a bizarre cavernous structure, where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in this maddening womb-like world under his malign influence, they find themselves sinking into the realms of dark and forbidden behaviour.
A visionary and bizarre slice of Mexican art house cinema, We Are The Flesh is an extraordinary and unsettling film experience, a sexually charged and nightmarish journey into an otherworldy dimension of carnal desire and excess, as well as a powerful allegory on the corrupting power of human desire.
WARNING: Graphic content, not for the squeamish.
Official selection: Rotterdam International Film Festival, Fantasia International Film Festival, FantasticFest.
“I loved this film. It takes over your waking thoughts, like a recurring dream we try to forget, because we are fearful of finding out it may be a memory.” – Alfonso Cuarón
“We Are the Flesh is a very personal, very powerful film that deeply impressed me.” Alejandro González Iñárritu
“It didn’t take long for my opinion to settle on, ‘that movie was fucking awesome…’ Whatever your cinematic sensibility, you ain’t seen nothin’ like this before.” — Birth.Movies.Death
Written and directed by Emiliano Rocha Minter. Co-produced by Carlos Reygadas. Starring Noé Hernández, María Evoli, Diego Gamaliel. 80 min, Mexico, 2016, In Spanish with English subtitles.
Emiliano Rocha Minter is a young interdisciplinary artist born in 1990 in Mexico City. He studied Visual Arts at the National School of Art and Engraving La Esmeralda. He begun his filming career at age 16, working profesionally in the medium ever since. He worked as Casting Director for Gerardo Naranjo’s Voy a Explotar, and has been involved in more than twenty films altogether as photographer, producer and director of photography.
Emiliano has been a frecuent collaborator in Canana, Diego Luna and Gael Garcia’s production house. He was in charge of the making off and stills photography in Chávez (Dir. Diego Luna) and Miss Bala (Dir. Diego Naranjo). DENTRO, his first short film, premiered internationally in Rotterdam International Film Festival in the Tiger Awards. It was showcased in several film festivals, including the FIC UNAM, GIFF, and Milan Film Festival. It won the Staff Award in Milan Film Festival and Best Short in Geneva Film Festival.
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