Carlos Reygadas

Carlos Reygadas

Mexico

Biography

Carlos Reygadas was born on October 10, 1971 in Mexico City. Influenced by existentialist art and philosophy, Reygadas' movies feature spiritual journeys into the inner worlds of his main characters, through which themes of love, suffering, death, and life's meaning are explored. His works are generally considered art films, and are known for their expressionistic cinematography, long takes, and emotionally charged stories.
His feature debut JAPON (2002) received the Special Mention for the Caméra d’Or Prize at Cannes and he won the Cannes Jury Prize for SILENT LIGHT (2007). These two films made him one of Latin America's most prominent writer-directors, with various critics having named SILENT LIGHT as one of the best films of its decade.
His other features include BATTLE IN HEAVEN (2005) and POST TENEBRAS LUX (2012). His film OUR TIME (2018) won the Best Foreign Film Critics Award at São Paulo International Film Festival and the Best Director Coral Award at Havana Film Festival.

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