The Letters

( Las Letras )

Pablo Chavarría Gutiérrez

  • Spanish (with English subtitles); 77 min
Beyond rhetoric, Chavarría Gutiérrez swears by the poetic mechanics of the camera.
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The Letters - Pablo Chavarría Gutiérrez

Mexico, 2015, 77 min
  • Production: Bengala

Behind the dark, sensuous and almost hallucinatory images, a grim story is smouldering about a school teacher and social activist, who after a questionable trial was convicted for killing four police officers in a Mexican province. The letters he wrote to his daughter from prison are a smouldering indictment against a corrupt system in a film that almost without proper dialogues (also) manages to be a sensory and psychological portrait of both a place and a state of mind.