Human Rights/Social Justice
Masahiro Kobayashi Films
South Asian/Southeast Asian
Journey into the realms of magical realism as indigenous beliefs and native culture come face-to-face with the modern world in this award-winning Mexican film. Attending a fiesta in a rural Mexican-Indian village, a young photographer has a startling supernatural experience. At a native woman's funeral, he discovers that his shadow has disappeared and the world that he thought he knew begins to unravel. To regain his hold on reality, he must undergo a journey of self-discovery beyond the safe convictions of his urban lifestyle into the unsettling realm of the Indian mystical arts. Ultimately he will have to find the woman who stole his shadow and learn that there is more to the world and to himself than the rational mind can comprehend. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Oscar Urrutia Lazo---Mexico---2000---110 mins.
SUMO DO, SUMO DON'T