30.09. - 09.10.2021

Sangre Mexico, France 2005 | 90 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Amat Escalante

Amat Escalante (*1979) is one of Mexico's most prolific film-makers. Sangre was his debut feature and was shown at Cannes in the series Un Certain Regard. His latest film Heli (2013) won him the award for Best Director at Cannes.

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Diego's life is based on repetition. His job consists of counting the people who enter the government building where he works. After work, he lies around with his wife Bianca, watches soaps or has sex on the kitchen table. Everything about his life is a mechanical, entrenched routine. Satisfying his desires has become an empty obsession, carried out with increasing vehemence. The arrival of Karina, Diego's daughter from an earlier relationship, breaks up the  tedium. Karina longs to be loved and guided by her father. Bianca refuses to accept the young woman – and Diego loses control. The film is a mixture of cold composition and drastic physicality and was made exclusively with amateur actors.
Original title: Sangre
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Mexiko Deluxe
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Amat Escalante
Screenplay: Amat Escalante
Cast: Cirilo Recio Dávila, Claudia Orozco, Martha Preciado, Laura Saldaña Quintero
Producer: Jaime Romandía, Amat Escalante, Carlos Reygadas
Director of Photography: Alex Fenton
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Editor: Amat Escalante
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Format: DigiBeta (PAL)
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Production: Mantarraya Producciones


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