Cenote

Direction
Year 
2019
Country
  • Japan 
  • Mexico 
Runtime
75min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

In the northern Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, there is an abundance of cenotes - underground springs that flow into caves. In the ancient Mayan empire, these were the only source of water, and they were also where ceremonies were held to pray for rain. This film tells the story of the people, past and present, whose lives intersect with the cenotes, which are believed to be the connection between this world and the next. Swimming fish, children, elders, festivals, bull fights, faces . . . In this bewitching film of light and darkness, flowing together with the water we hear the echoes of ancient memories, the voices of spirits, and lines from ancient Mayan plays.

Details

  • Original Title
    Cenote
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Kaori Oda
  • Cinematography
    Kaori Oda
  • Editing
    Kaori Oda
  • Sound
    Augusto Castillo Ancona, Nagasaki Hayato
  • Runtime
    75 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    • Japan
    • Mexico
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Awards
    • El Premio Estímulo Churubusco - Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM 2020
    • Special Mention - Murcia’s International Film Festival 2020

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