Japón

Japón

DVD - 2019 | Spanish
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"In this preternaturally assured feature debut by Carlos Reygadas, a man (Alejandro Ferretis) travels from Mexico City to an isolated village to commit suicide; once there, however, he meets a pious elderly woman (Magdalena Flores) whose quiet humanity incites a reawakening of his desires. Recruiting a cast of nonactors and filming in sublime 16 mm CinemaScope, Reygadas explores the harsh beauty of the Mexican countryside with earthy tactility, conjuring a psychic landscape where religion mingles with sex, life coexists with death, and the animal and spiritual sides of human experience become indistinguishable. A work of soaring ambition and startling visual poetry, Japón is an existential journey through uncharted cinematic territory that established the singular voice of its director"--Container.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
Edition: Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781681435688
1681435683
Branch Call Number: DVD INTL JAPO
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (134 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Alternative Title: Japón (Motion picture)

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Punnoval
Mar 01, 2020

Can one make a film that extols "back to nature" and "intellectualism" and not be a piece of new age clap-trap?
In his first movie, Reygadas tries, but is only partially successful - too much "life is hard and violent" and a dopey allegory of the fornicating horses. The scenery is fine but is perhaps spoiled by too much eighteenth century yurropean music.
Best to pass on this one and watch his infinitely better "In Silent Light".

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ms_mustard
Jul 20, 2019

the first of Reygadas three feature films
a slow-paced look at a sweeping canyon landscape where 'the man' has come to escape the city and to kill himself
a tough old religious woman offers a bed in a barn, caring, and sacrifice which stirs his spirit back to the living
reminiscent of Kiarostami, Tarkovsky and Herzog

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fuckyournewsystem
May 24, 2019

terrible film.
do not watch.

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 24, 2015

My copy of the DVD was scratched up so it got stuck at a few places. Also, the film is over 10 years old and was shot with a handheld camera, so the video quality on this DVD is poor. In spite of all these, the film is still an interesting arthouse piece. I enjoyed it. (And it has nothing to do with Japan).

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Romz77
Oct 25, 2010

It is hard for me to comprehend why this movie won prestigious awards. The only noteworthy emotion it evoked in me is admiration mixed with pity for the Indian widow and her accepting nature. But all in all I got very little out of this barely watchable film.

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JoeAloha
Apr 09, 2019

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