La Tirisia (Perpetual Sadness)
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Showings
Rafael 2Sat, Oct 11, 2014 7:45 PM Not Available
 
Throckmorton TheatreSun, Oct 12, 2014 2:30 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
¡Viva el Cine!
Country:Mexico
Year:2014
Running Time:111
Language:Spanish
Director:Jorge Pérez Solano
Producer:César Gutiérrez Miranda
Jorge Pérez Solano
Screenwriter:Jorge Pérez Solano
Cinematographer:César Gutiérrez Miranda
Editor:Francisco X. Rivera
Cast:Gustavo Sánchez Parra
Adriana Paz
Noé Hernández
Gabriela Carto
Mercedes Hernández
Alfredo Herrera
Print Source:Media Luna New Films
Note Writer:Rod Armstrong
Description

FOCUS: ¡VIVA EL CINE! Spare and poetic, this visually splendid feature depicts two women concerned about their impending childbirths, while also presenting a complex and finely detailed portrait of a rural town in southwestern Mexico. Both Cheba and Ángeles are right to be conflicted about their pregnancies, and the reasons why unspool very carefully in the course of the film. Above all, though, director Jorge Pérez Solano is interested in a holistic, bordering on mythological, portrayal of a community where cacti loom like sentinels, women hang their children’s umbilical cords from trees, and opportunistic politicians don’t even bother to get out of the car when cruising through on campaign stops. The Spanish-language title refers to a sadness of the soul, reflected particularly by its two main characters but also by the generally oppressive nature of being poor and forgotten. Magnificently shot by César Gutiérrez Miranda, La Tirisia features a passel of memorable characters trying to grope their way out of despondency and into something-anything-better. US PREMIERE

WITH SUPPORT FROM THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LATINO COUNCIL AND HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Additional Information

Jorge Pérez Solano