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Batalla en el cielo

Carlos Reygadas Mexico, 2005

T. J. Mesen's rating of the film Battle in Heaven

Though aesthetically in line with the Bresson and Tarkovsky that have influenced his career, it's the most "Mexican" of Reygadas' films in terms of the locations used, the class struggle depicted, its imagery and symbolism. Reygadas' cinema provides a wealth of information, but leaves meaning up to the viewer. This puzzle aims at creating a spiritual crisis, unsolvable perhaps, but wherein lies the heart of the film.