A fatal car accident connects three very different stories and worlds into each other. Each story has a different protagonist from a different social strata of Mexico City: a homeless man, a rich house wife, and a young teenage who is dreaming of hitting it big in the dogfights. As these disparate stories unfold, through various recurring themes and plot details it gets revealed that all these people are connected more than it initially appears.
Born in México City, Mexico, in 1963, Alejandro González Iñárritu started his show-business career in 1984 as a DJ at top-rated Mexican radio station WFM. At the same time he studied filmmaking and theater. From 1988 to 1990 he composed music for six Mexican features, including Garra de tigre (1989). In the 1990s he became one of the youngest producers in Mexican TV: looking for good stories, he read a lot of scripts and one day was introduced to Guillermo Arriaga, a screenwriter, and they planned to make 11 shorts to show the contradictory nature of Mexico City. After three years and 36 drafts, they ended up settling on only three stories and expanding them. That movie, Amores Perros, became a major hit at its release at the Festival de Cannes 2000, where it received the award of the best film by the Semaine de la Critique, and went on to huge worldwide success. It also earned an Oscar nomination for best foreign movie. His second feature, 21 Grams (2003), was also written by Arriaga… read more
The best movie of 2000, Amores Perros, is a hip urban tragedy from Mexico with a dose of dark whimsy. How one walks away feeling afterwards will vary significantly from person to person.
It consists… read review
lo que me gusta: la fotografía y el efecto de realidad que logra la primera historia, aun cuando se reduce a un cliché telenovelesco aderesado con detalles que a la tv no se le da la gana presentar… read review
A film strongly rooted in the telenovela tradition (whether intentional or not)- I enjoyed ticking off all the archetypes. And the Mexico City mileu was very well rendered. But Inarritu is a brutal… read review