We Are The Flesh
Directed by Emiliano Rocha Minter
In post-apocalyptic Mexico, a creepy man forces two siblings to fulfill his dark desires in exchange for shelter. Though they’re resistant at first, Lucio and Floria quickly realize if they want to eat, they better do what he says, no matter how repulsive it may be. To say any more would spoil things, but if you’re a fan of foreign arthouse shockers that mix sex, violence and scary surrealism, like Carlos Reygadas’ BATTLE IN HEAVEN, Pasolini’s SALO and Jodorowsky’s THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, you need to check out Emiliano Rocha Minter’s transgressive terror tale.
In this explicit terror tale, a creepy man forces two siblings to fulfill his dark desires in exchange for shelter.
Cast: Noe Hernandez, María Evoli, Diego Gamaliel
It's like a Samuel Beckett play but directed by a perverted sociopath. ... 5 stars.
A boring attempt at transgressive cinema with absoultely no purpose.
Some films invest themselves completely in communicating a compelling idea through the symbolic language of film. Other movies think they're doing precisely that, but in reality their thesis is vapid, boring, or doesn't make sense. This is the latter. But there's room in the world for both. If you're looking for something positively bonkers, and don't mind the mental effort of sometimes laughing with, and sometimes at, a film, then there's fun here to be had.
The set design, the lighting, the cinematography, and the performances were all great. I feel like they did a lot to make this seem like it had a better story or more of a point than it did. Maybe I'm just not good at art house films.
This is what happens when nihilist psuedo-intellectuals make a porno.