When: Sat., April 13, 9 p.m. 2013
A brooding painter leaves Mexico City for a remote canyon, where he plans to commit suicide. After taking up lodging with an elderly widow, the two traverse the strange space between tradition and modernity, violence and serenity, and companionship and sexuality in this stunning meditation on nature and human frailty. Carlos Reygadas' first major feature film, Japón marks not only his emergence onto the international art cinema stage but also a turning point in contemporary Mexican cinema at large. Presented in conjunction with the Frida & Diego exhibition at the High.