THE MAN WHO CRIED (Sally Potter, 2000)

While perhaps inevitably something of a letdown following the raptures of her Tango Lesson (1997), Sally Potter’s The Man Who Cried is still a marvelously sensitive depiction of tumultuous events in Europe towards the close of the 1930s. Actually, the film opens (after a fierce flashforward involving ocean, fire, and a girl trying to keep […]

IN THE PIT (Juan Carlos Rulfo, 2006)

The occasion for Mexico’s En el hoyo (In the Pit) is the construction of the second deck of the Periférico Freeway in Mexico City, 2003-2005. Largely comprising interviews of construction workers, from Mexico’s struggling underclass, involved in the project, Juan Carlos Rulfo’s magnificent film won the top prize in any category at the Buenos Aires […]