Los Muertos

Nov 12 - Nov 15, 2009

(Lisandro Alonso, Argentina, 2004, 35mm, 73 min)

Seattle Premiere

Director in Attendance

As poetically beautiful as it is effectively disconcerting, Lisandro Alonso’s second film, Los Muertos, brims with the richly somber mood and unmatched visual attentiveness that defines the director’s oeuvre. After serving thirty years in prison, a grim man named Vargas journeys back through thick jungle and swamp to reunite with the daughter he left behind long ago. A mysterious aura emanates from him, just as it does from the inscrutable depths of the jungle, so that they meld together in a way that blurs the lines of the man’s identity. Los Muertos is a deeply contemplative analysis of the intersection of unflinching natural events with the actions produced by man’s haunted, haunting psyche.

“The film's slow, sublime vistas elicit questions about our relationship with the natural world, which is never as straightforward as we might hope.” —Jason Anderson, Eye Weekly


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