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Midnights: WE ARE THE FLESH
March 4, 2017 @ 11:55 pm
“Unfolding like a Nuevo Cine Mexicano response to Saló, Emiliano Rocha Minter’s We Are the Flesh takes the defining tropes of his country’s contemporary filmmaking, liberates them from the burden of narrative logic, and stretches them across the screen like Hannibal Lecter hanging a victim by the flaps of his skin.” – David Ehrlich, IndieWire
“There’s genuine artistry even to this film’s most exploitative moments.” – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times
“A brief synopsis… barely hints at the intensity with which the Mexican shocker We Are the Flesh unleashes its joyously demented portrait of humanity.” – Catherine Bray, Variety
After the end of the world, a young brother and sister roam an apocalyptic city looking for food and shelter. They take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit who makes them a dangerous offer to survive. He puts them to work building a bizarre cavernous structure, where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in a maddening womb-like world under his malign influence, they find themselves sinking into the realms of dark and forbidden behavior.
Dir. Emiliano Rocha Minter. 2017. 80 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.