Gerardo and Jonas found love because they sought each other out. Theirs is an intense, passionate love. And then, one night at a disco, Bruno intervenes. A man of uncertain age, Bruno appears to be magnetically drawn towards this charismatic couple.
Jonas has an affair with him, but lacks the verve or the brazenness to take off with him. No sooner does Bruno appear than he disappears again. From this moment onwards, Gerardo sees Jonas as a harbinger of unavoidable death. Jonas, however, is still utterly enchanted by Bruno’s memory. Gerardo finds this unbearable; worse still, Jonas appears to show no interest in him physically. Although they have no intention of parting, their new way of life raises many problems and unexpected conflicts – but above all questions, so many questions.
Frustrated by the situation, Gerardo begins having affairs with other men. One of them is Sergio. Gerardo met him that night at the disco. Although it did not strike him at the time, Gerardo is now convinced that Sergio is the man he has been waiting to meet. But sex with Sergio primarily serves to banish all memory of Jonas.
Gerardo and Jonas stay together in spite of their relationships with other men. They love each other. And they will continue to love each other to the end of their days. Even if their parting is inevitable. —Berlinale
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
Watching this film felt as if Julian Hernandez has revealed his motives for making films: to interpret/re-interpret, visualize/re-visualize the complex, "understudied" love between two men. This is like a derivative, re-modernized version of UN CHANT D'AMOUR but to a degree more primitive and mythological than Un Chant. A companion piece to RAGING SUN...SKY Can't seem to find A THOUSAND CLOUDS OF PEACE... Any links?
it might not be easy to watch if you do not like long, almost-silent films. However, for me, the film was interesting. At first, the long sequences seem superfluous, but with the lack of much dialogue, they begin to add up, bridging over the lack of words. Overall, it is enjoyable, though I was confused over the ending. Recommended.