Reviewed Mar 10, 2012
Ty Landis’s review:
I struggle to even find the words to describe Japón, a film that both trivializes and affirms our existence as humans in such a subtle manner. While I would argue it's Reygadas' most difficult work, there's still a lot to take away from the film, as it never strays from its deliberate pacing and tone. The ambitions of Reygadas cause him to excel past most modern filmmakers, as his camera captures elements and images most directors would never even dream of. Whether it be the pure monotony of life, or the elliptical nature of our existence, the film contains a haunting poignancy, sometimes void of any definitive meaning at all. Such a primal, heartfelt, and obscure work that resonates far beyond any explanation, only to assure us of life's cruel beauty. Also, that last scene..