Our Time

Our Time

classified 15 S

Please note: This was screened in Aug 2019

Carlos Reygadas
Natalia López, Phil Burgers, Carlos Reygadas
177 mins, Subtitled, 2018, Mexico
Primary language

A couple’s relationship begins to crumble when the husband can’t control his jealousy in Mexican director Carlos Reygadas’ heartfelt exploration of marriage and intimacy, which features Reygadas himself and his wife Natalia López in the lead roles.

Juan and Ester live on their remote cattle ranch with their children. It's a very calm, private existence — one they both want to protect. Until now they’ve enjoyed an open relationship but when Ester falls in love with an American horse trainer (Phil Burgers) who works in the area, she stops sharing details of her affair with Juan and he begins compulsively spying on his wife. When the pain of not being in control forces him to question their relationship, he loses himself in turbid, jealous emotions, revealing himself as a passive-aggressive manipulator of the worst kind.

Ever since the release of his bold and stunning first feature, Japón Carlos Reygadas (Silent Light, Post Tenebras Lux, Battle in Heaven) has made films that are hypnotic in their soulfulness, beauty, provocation, and existential questioning. Our Time is his most personal and courageous to date - a film of considerable visual poetry, this is a soul-searching work of scorching honesty.