I like the grainy film. 8mm? 16mm? Lots of ISOs? But even though I really like it visually, I’m afraid the film kinda lost me. Perhaps I’m just not in the mood for the languidity? (That’s a word!)
And I guess you could see the film as a series of deliberate provocations? There’s somebody killing a bird inexpertly (censored on this DVD version because British people don’t much enjoy cruelty to animals), there’s a guy masturbating (for real), there are horses fucking, there’s the sex scene with the older woman, there are dogs kicked and dead cats thrown around…
Japon. Carlos Reygadas. 2002. Mexico.
3 parts grapefruit juice 2 parts tequila 1 part Contrieu
Shake with ice. Strain into a sugar rimmed glass.
I prefer it with no rimming.