Two men have a lengthy sexual encounter somewhere in the heights of an unfinished building. The encounter lasts all day, into the evening, without speaking. The piece was more a collage of action rather that having a driving theme or story. There are moments of aggression and tenderness and stillness and the partners did not even seem to necessarily be enjoying each other. This piece is simply an exploration of the naturalness of sex, even between men, juxtaposed against things that are man-made, like concrete and cities and clothing. The filmmaker was perhaps more interest in giving the audience a visual experience than telling a narrative. Another voice. Another point of view. –asplash.com
Julian Hernandez got the attention of national and international film critics with his first movie A Thousand Clouds of Peace (Mil nubes de paz cercan el cielo, amor, jamás acabarás de ser amor), with it he won the Teddy award in the Berlin Film Festival. In February 2008, Hernandez did it again and seduced the jury of Panorama in Berlinale who gave him his second Teddy for his latest long film Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo). His short film, Bramadero, was shown in the sixth Edition of FICM. The filmography of this Mexican director, who got his first award in the second Jornada de Cortometrajes for his work Por encima del abismo de la desesperación, sums up to 3 long films and 14 short ones. His movies are known for his peculiar approach to the cinematographic language in which he takes special care on aestethics. Many critics have compared his work with choreographies and praise his use of sequence shots.
He studied in Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos… read more
Hernández manages to convey poetry in something as mundane as a rendezvous in an unfinished building. The narrative is unclear, but I need no other explanation for the plot: internalized homophobia. Hernández has dealt with the issue lightly in his feature films, but here he devoted his attention to it. For me, that is enough and gives the film meaning. Albeit, it can be seen as just an experiment of visuals and mood