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 find its way through the emotional crisis.
Carlos Reygadas’ first film, Japón (Japan, 2002), screened at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes, a festival at which he has landed several awards: Best Director for Batalla en el cielo (Battle in Heaven, 2005), Jury Prize for Stellet Licht (Silent Light, 2007) and once again Best Director for Post Tenebras Lux (2012), screened in Horizontes Latinos at San Sebastian. Stellet Licht and the anthology film Revolución (Revolution, 2010), in which he participated, were programmed in the “4+1. Contemporary Mexican Cinema” retrospective at San Sebastian 2011. He competed at the last Venice Festival with Nuestro tiempo (Our Time).