Strangely hypnotic film about a geologist whose surveying trip for a new canal is as much about business as it is an escape from a recent, painful breakup. Along the way he meets impoverished villagers his canal will displace, and begins to identify with their loneliness as he journeys towards healing. A brief and lovely poem of beginnings and endings, and the act of moving on.
It's like if you took a ride in his truck, and we were left with a beautiful final image by the poetic and strong place in the trajectory (which we will never know the end) Jose Renato: this want to play, aimlessly, free. But still be sure that if they have other more and more chances to do it. A beautiful film, amazing. Recommend.
That this had a film crew and funding behind it is a surprise. Script isn't a strong suit either, the decent premise -- a geologist travels for work as he reels from an unravelling marriage -- goes for naught. It isn't converted. No earth-shaking pay-off to make the trip worthwhile. It comes off like a low-budget bricolage, a rough-draft for a road movie that somehow got the greenlight.
El sofoco de la soledad, hace falta el agua, no hay nada más que el polvo y los recuerdos de una relación que si bien nunca se desmorona del todo para el protagonista, sí termina por representarse durante este ejercicio cinematográfico. El viaje como instrumento catártico.