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21 Ratings


Directed by Andrea Bussmann
Mexico, Canada, 2018


On the Oaxacan coast of Mexico, rumblings of previous times are never far from the surface. Through literature, myth and local entanglements, the frontier between reality and fiction, and the seen and unseen, no longer apply.

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Fausto Directed by Andrea Bussmann

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

2018 | Special Mention: Filmmakers of the Present

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

2018 | Winner: Best Feature Film - Latin American Competition

Set along Mexico’s beautiful Oaxacan coast, it’s about the ways in which stories, myths, legends, etc. can be creatively projected onto the physical/natural world, creating webs, or constellations, of meaning, yet never (in Fausto’s case) at the expense of the essential, intractable mysteriousness of that landscape.
October 15, 2018
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The narration often feels like a sly counterpoint, or an unreliable tether to the surreal images flashing across the screen, like a dream slowly fading into dawn.
September 24, 2018
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Not so much a retelling of the “Faust” story as a meditation on the Faustian bargain itself and its implications for epistemology, Fausto is a film that bears traces of Borges, Ruíz, Duras, and Apichatpong, but remains wholly original.
September 05, 2018
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