Mai morire | Enrique Rivero, 2012
Mexico | Spanish with English subtitles | 84 minutes
New York Premiere!
Director Enrique Rivero moves away from the kind of minimalist aesthetic of Parque Vía (New Directors/New Films ‘09) in his new film starring Chayo, a woman who must return to her hometown of Xochimilco after she learns that the death of her mother is near. The contemplative camerawork paints a stunningly beautiful portrayal of the town, rich in ancient customs and rituals that are still quietly observed. Amidst lush, majestic natural surroundings, Chayo delicately prepares for the imminent loss, which leads to a profound and meditative reflection on the constantly renewing cycle of life and our changing place in the world.