Rabioso Sol, Rabioso Cielo 2009
2h 21min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 16 October 2009 (Mexico)
A story of love, sex and destiny, by director Julian Hernandez. Youthful Kieri and Ryo share a deep and passionate love for each other. Kieri sets off in search of his soul mate after Ryo is kidnapped. A female spirit is with Kieri as he searches for Ryo. Ryo escapes and the pair will have to work hard to prove their love for each other as obstacles are placed in their path along the way.
A naive question first: how many masterpieces of world cinematic history can this fascinating work hold up to its credit? Too many to be counted. I would definitely add the influences of Glauber Rocha and Ingmar Bergman, among others. So is this original? Yes, but at some point it becomes an overarching exercise that tries to join the horny/corny and the sublime. I am wondering — and this may be futile — how much money was spent on the making of this heavy creation that seems geared for so many audiences that could not possibly be satisfied at once — or could they, would-be Pasolini? I Haven’t watched Broken Sky yet but then…
Director: Julián Hernández
Writer: Julián Hernández
Stars: Jorge Becerra, Javier Oliván, Guillermo Villegas