A family lives in the mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. When Esther becomes infatuated with a horse-breaker, Juan seems incapable to reach his own expectations about himself.

Best Director in Havana | Best Foreign Film in São Paolo
Catalan premiere
Eligible for: Premi del públic

Carlos Reygadas

Carlos Reygadas

(Mexico City, 1971) He is a mexican film director, writer and producer, and studied law in Mexico City and later specialized in armed conflict law and the use of force in london. Japón, his first feature film, was presented at Rotterdam and Cannes film festivals in 2002, where it received a special mention for the Camera d’Or. In 2005, Reygadas premiered at the Cannes Film Festival his second film, Battle in Heaven, in competition. Also at Cannes, he was awarded the Jury Prize in 2007 for Silent Light and the Best Director Award for Post Tenebras Lux in 2012.


Nuestro tiempo (2018), Post Tenebras Lux (2012), Revolución (segment “Este es mi reino”, 2010), Serenghetti (2009), Luz silenciosa (2007), Batalla en el cielo (2005), Japón (2002)


Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

The winner of the public prize at D'A 2016 released his latest film at the official section of Cannes with this story of youthful love that is becoming increasingly obscure and disturbing.


Federico Veiroj

The most refined film of the Uruguayan director, endowed with a strange and hallucinated humor, capable of being misanthropic and at the same time humanist. A film about masculinities in crisis with a great authorial duel.


Julio Hernández Cordón

From the hand of one of the most singular directors of the new Mexican cinema, a film that subverts the topics of narco films through a post-apocalyptic narration.