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Japon

Spine #968



Release:
Mar 26, 2019
$29.95

Number of Discs: 2

Specs
  • 2.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Spanish Dolby Surround
  • English subtitles

Japon

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Directed By: Carlos Reygadas
Licensor: Janus Films




In this preternaturally assured feature debut by Carlos Reygadas, a man (Alejandro Ferretis) travels from Mexico City to an isolated village to commit suicide; once there, however, he meets a pious elderly woman (Magdalena Flores) whose quiet humanity incites a reawakening of his desires. Recruiting a cast of nonactors and filming in sublime 16 mm CinemaScope, Reygadas explores the harsh beauty of the Mexican countryside with earthy tactility, conjuring a psychic landscape where religion mingles with sex, life coexists with death, and the animal and spiritual sides of human experience become indistinguishable. A work of soaring ambition and startling visual poetry, Japón is an existential journey through uncharted cinematic territory that established the singular voice of its director.

Supplements
  • New conversation between Carlos Reygadas and filmmaker Amat Escalante
  • Video diary shot by actor Alejandro Ferretis during the film’s production
  • Adulte, a short film directed by Reygadas in 1998
  • Deleted scene
  • Trailer
  • A new essay by novelist Valeria Luiselli

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