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A cynical and disillusioned man travels from Mexico City to a remote canyon to prepare for his death. There he stays with a pious elderly widow in her rickety home. Although only a few words are spoken, the widow’s quiet humanity incites a reawakening of his desires and instincts for life.

Our take

In his remarkable feature debut, controversial auteur Carlos Reygadas (Post Tenebras Lux, Our Time) dazzled the Cannes Film Festival with Japon: a film—shot in 16mm CinemaScope—that travels with its viewer on a poetic, psychogeographical journey through Mexico’s landscapes.