Mexico / United States 2022, 67 min, No Dialogue, No Subtitles

Every day, they do all their work by hand, with simple tools, slowly, painstakingly, almost ritualistically applying the techniques that workers in these regions of Mexico have been using for countless generations. From the great salt flats in the south to the black ore mine in the north, they dig, excavate, lower themselves into dark pits, and climb cliff faces bare-handed. Then, at night, they drink and dance and light fires and fireworks. Director Helmut Dosantos captures a different reality, far from the full-speed advance of modern industry, a reality where the laborers themselves are still part of the land that gives them their livelihood. With the labor itself providing the soundtrack, this immersive film offers a rare aesthetic and sensory experience.

Previous Festivals: True/False Film Fest (2022), FICUNAM (2022)

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Screening Schedule:
  • Thu 26.05 | 19:15 | Venue Cinematheque 4
  • Tue 31.05 | 18:45 | Venue Cinematheque 2
  • Fri 03.06 | 15:30 | Venue Cinematheque 5
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th until June 5th

Helmut Dosantos is a screenwriter, director and producer. The first documentary he produced, Tony Driver, premiered in Venice (Film Critics’ Week, 2019). He is also the co-producer of Prayers For The Stolen (Cannes, 2021); and Executive Producer for Atlantis (Venice, 2021). Gods of Mexico is his debut feature as a director.

Production: Helmut Dosantos, Marta Núñez Puerto, Pilar Goutas, Gerardo González
Production Company: Fulgura Frango, Narvalus Films
Script: Helmut Dosantos
Editing: Yibrán Asuad, Helmut Dosantos
Cinematography: Ernesto Pardo, Martín Boege, Helmut Dosantos, Kacper Czubak
Sound Design: Enrico Ascoli

Source: Fulgura Frango

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