A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. When Esther becomes infatuated with a horse trainer named Phil, the couple struggles to stride through the emotional crisis.
When we love someone, do we want her or his wellbeing above all else? Or only to the extent that such implicit act of generosity does not affect us too much? In short: Is love a relative matter?
Venice International Film Festival 2018, Competition
Key festivals and awards
Critics Award, São Paulo International Film Festival 2018; Venice International Film Festival 2018, Oslo Films from the South Festival 2018, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018
Director: Carlos Reygadas
Producers: Mantarraya Producciones (Mexico), Snowglobe (Denmark), Luxbox (France), Bord Cadre Films (Switzerland)
World sales: The Match Factory (Germany)
German distributor: Grandfilm
Theatrical release in Germany: June 27, 2019
Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in November 2018
Funding amount: 10.000 €