In bustling downtown Madrid, a loud gunshot and two mysterious deaths trap a motley assortment of common urbanites in a decrepit central bar, while paranoia and suspicion force the terrified regulars to turn on each other.
Struggling through the pages of an inconclusive story, a writer decides to retake an old manuscript with his typewriter. Just when everything seems to be picking up, there's a knock on the ... See full synopsis »
Oliver Cantú Lozano,
Abraham, a young man who's institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital, attempts to run away with a woman who's also a patient. But circumstances get complicated when the Medical Director ... See full summary »
REVERSE is the story of Pablo, a 35 year old man who seeks to reverse his present. He faces obstacles of a reality that feels distant; his daily life is a constant reminder of the social prejudices. 'Who said life would be easy?'
Mariángela Beba Guzmán,
Francisco Mercado Torres
A middle aged recluse psychologist who has stopped practicing years ago decides to take the case of Veronica, a young woman who's treatment was mysteriously interrupted by the Psychologists old professor, whom has disappeared. As a condition, the Psychologist requires Veronica to stay with her in her country house for the duration of the treatment. Here, they will both discover what lies behind their deepest secrets. Written by
Carlos Algara & Alejandro Martinez
Low budget Mexican thriller of the different kind...
Technically this is a brilliant film. Only downfall is its analytic approach to the subject matter of duel personalities, which is a little dubious with unconvincing results.
What I did admire about the film is the use of black and white cinematography and the strong visuals it conveyed in minimal locations. There are moments of visual brilliance and the use of sound. The directors show great communications skills in the technical department, but as a whole lack a strong convincing story structure (which at times puzzled the hell out of me, which I kind of like due to the fact that it almost reminded me of David Lynch).
I found myself questioning a lot of aspects during the movie which was distracting. Most of those questions were somewhat answered by the end. By that stage I wasn't totally convinced and the characters had no empathy for the movie as a whole to succeed in gaining my attention.
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