Carlos Reygadas’ new film is set in a world of bullfighting ranches and traditional values in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala. Here we meet ranchers Juan and Esther, who are in an open relationship but when Esther falls in love with another man, Juan struggles to control his jealousy. Playing the role of Juan himself, and casting his editor and real-life partner Natalia López as Esther, Reygadas has made perhaps his most personal film to date. OUR TIME is one of the great cinematic experiences of the year.
Carlos Reygadas (Mexico, 1971) Selected filmography: POST TENEBRAS LUX (BIFF 2012), SERENGHETTI (2009), SILENT LIGHT (BIFF 2007), BATTLE IN HEAVEN (BIFF 2005)