2018 | Mexico | Experimental,Short


  • Nahuatl English 15 mins
  • Director | Mauricio Sáenz-Cánovas
  • Writer | Mauricio Sáenz-Cánovas
  • Producer | Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE)

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Bird men suffer mysterious falls in the search of the place where the sun rises. Through episodes in which the line between reality and fantasy fades, these characters travel both the celestial and terrestrial with a single objective: dying to generate life. The proximity to the atmosphere poses as the ideal environment to glimpse the cardinal point to where they undertake the flight that transforms energy in its impact with the surface. The obsessive impulse of falling to fertilize takes place between a scientific narrative and myths of Mesoamerican origin that intertwine the actions aroused by a force of gravity leading to poetic and visually suggestive lapses. This docufiction work opens a dialogue of coexistence between life and death that fuses the representation of a natural phenomenon with a millenary rite through an altered reality.

Dance of the flyers meteorite die to live