About Carlos Reygadas


Carlos Reygadas was born and raised in Mexico City, where he studied law before getting a degree in conflict resolution in London. He worked for the European Commission and was part of the Mexican Foreign Service before starting to make short films while living in Brussels, Belgium. His first feature film, Japón (2002), received the Caméra d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival, and his subsequent features, Silent Light (2007) and Post Tenebras Lux (2012), won the Special Jury and Best Director Awards at Cannes, respectively. His newest film Our Time (2018) was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Reygadas’ films are sublime and often explore spiritual journeys of his main characters through themes of love, family, suffering, death, and the aesthetic quality of the natural world. In 2010, Sight and Sound described him as “the one-man third wave of Mexican cinema.”

Reygadas’ visit is supported by Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council and Mexico Remixed. Special thanks to Ed Comentale and Provost Lauren Robel. This series is the first complete retrospective of Reygadas’ work in the U.S.

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