by Sydney Levine
Debuting at IFF Rotterdam on February 2, this is the the first Mexican film, let alone a feature debut, to receive the endorsement of three of the most important directors working today. Academy Award-winning directors Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Amores Perros”), Alfonso Cuarón (“Gravity) and Cannes-winning director Carlos Reygadas. This is a film to see! It will also be on offer at the Berlinale’s EFM by international sales agent is Reel Suspects.
The next generation of Mexican filmmakers, Julio Chavezmontes of Piano Films, and Moises Cosio of Detalle Films, executive producer of Atom Egoyan’s “Remember," Jodorowsky’s “The Dance of Reality,” and Apichatpong Weersethaku’s “Cemetery of Splendor,” are premiering "We Are The Flesh” ("Tenemos la carne") at IFF Rotterdam’s Bright Future Section.
The directorial debut by 25-year-old Emiliano Rocha Minter has the support of Academy Award-winning directors Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Amores Perros”) and Alfonso Cuarón (“Gravity), with Cannes-winning director Carlos Reygadas ("Silent Light", "Post Tenebras Lux”) involved as a co-producer. This makes "Tenemos la carne" the first Mexican film, let alone a feature debut, to receive the endorsement of three of the most important directors working today. That is a film to see! It will also be on offer at the Berlinale’s EFM by international sales agent is Reel Suspects.
In addition to Reygadas, Mexican director Sebastian Hofmann, of the Sundance New Frontier film "Halley," Yann Gonzalez, French director director of Cannes Critics’ Week Special Screening “You and the Night,” and Splendor Omnia’s Natalia Lopez, are co-producers in the film. Mexican associate producers are Simplemente’s Rune Hansen, Monica Reina and Celia Iturraga. "We Are The Flesh" was supported by the Mexican Film Institute's (IMCINE) Foprocine fund.
"We Are the Flesh" takes place in post-apocalyptic vision of Mexico in which a brother and sister find their way into one of the last remaining buildings after years of wandering. Inside, they find a man who will make them a dangerous offer to survive the outside world.
Check out this article and the trailer on indiewire.com