The Mexican chief Carlos Reygadas investigates a couple’s laden relationship from a listless, profound center point of view.
In the hard-bop jazz of the 1950s, in any event one session that was regarded uncommonly elusive by its craftsmen got the LP title “For Musicians Only.”
There’s a subset of contemporary craftsmanship movie that could be sorted “For Cinephiles Only.” “Our Time,” the most recent from the virtuosic Mexican chief Carlos Reygadas, has a place in it.
Simply depicting the motion picture can evoke eye rolls. “It’s a three-hour show about conjugal disloyalty in which the chief and his significant other play the focal couple.
No, they don’t play themselves, precisely. Reygadas’ character is an acclaimed writer who runs a bull farm … hold up … return … ”
However: pause. This commentator has seen “Our Time” twice now, and at each screening was a balance of enchanted, exasperated, restless and motivated.
Reygadas and his better half, Natalia López, a film editorial manager, give naturalistic, persuading exhibitions as Juan and Ester, whose dynamic perspectives on coupledom are shaken when Ester falls in with an American “horse whisperer” named (Phil Burgers).
Juan needles Ester, griping that the sum total of what might have been all around had she not submitted a small misleading at the undertaking’s beginning. The spouse before long uncovers himself as an aloof forceful controller of the most noticeably terrible sort.
The film is loaded with long shots of serious yet delightful scenes and weird, close phantasmagoric scenes. There’s a long take with a squint and-you’ll-miss-it bit in which two of the film’s high school characters visit the present as their 10-years-more youthful selves — a kind of in-shot flashback that is never clarified. A scene where Genesis’
“The Carpet Crawlers” plays while the camera investigates the motor square of a pickup truck might be my preferred film arrangement of the century up until now. (Sounds odd, however there you are.)
An affection letter read over an epic shot of a plane’s drop is untouchably moving. Etc. The motion picture solicits a great deal from the watcher, however to this watcher, it gave back additional.