All Films • 01-Nov-2021
On the outskirts of a Mexican village, a former elementary school teacher emerges badly bruised on the shore of a remote lake and must find her way back to town. “La Oscuridad,” directed by Jorge Sistos Moreno, is a visceral portrait of Marina, a woman left for dead. She somehow survives the ordeal and crawls to safety, where she’s first greeted by a wild horse, and then ignored by a series of humans. She moves like a ghost through the scorching Mexican sun and arrives at the primary school where she once worked, and slowly, her motivations are revealed. Minimal but potent, Moreno’s film is filled with striking visuals and haunting tones. -KA.
Director: Jorge Sistos Moreno. Cast: Ixchel Flores Machorro, Cuauhtli Jiménez, Tere Sánchez. Director of Photography: Alfonso Herrera Salcedo. Producers: Drake Burnette, Martha Liñán, Jorge Sistos M. Production Design: Elisa Adame. Casting: Sergio Díaz Ochoa. Make up: Carlos Huerta. Music by: Martin McNulty Crane.
Up Next in All Films
A stylish exploration of movement and attitude that reflects a spirited response to a chaotic world. “TriKE,” directed by Giselle Bonilla and performed by Brianna Mims, is an experimental portrait, wonderfully expressive and attuned to texture, color, and mood. A woman dances on a roof; she poses...
A woman who's not an artist attends an artist retreat. Allison Johnston directs “Artist Retreat,” a comedic character study and lighthearted satire written by and starring Sara Hennessey. The Maple Farm’s Mindful Women’s Artist Retreat is now in its second year — there are some familiar faces fro...
Do You Want To Learn Magic?
In this instructional magic video gone awry, a young magician comes to terms with the difficult reality that doing coin tricks may not be enough. “Do You Want to Learn Magic?” directed by and starring the real-life magician, Chris Fanelli, is a free-roaming mixture of infomercial, personal histor...