Carlos Reygadas / MX, DE, 2002 / 143 min.
A remarkable portrait of a man in his forties who leaves Mexico City to travel to the countryside, where he plans to end his life. He finds shelter with an aged, deeply religious woman (Magdalena Flores), who sacrifices herself sexually to keep him from killing himself. Screened as part of the Andrei Tarkovsky film programme.
With associative films rich in imagery, such as Andrei Rublev (1966), Solaris (1972), The Mirror (1974) and especially Stalker (1979), Andrei Tarkovsky (1932‒1986) made his name as a leading innovator of the language of cinema. This autumn, Eye presents an exhibition and film programme devoted to the celebrated filmmaker and mystic, focusing specifically on Tarkovsky’s quest for existential truth.