Bleak Street

Bleak Street ★★★★

A film set among the hookers, beggars and midget wrestlers (that's right, midget wrestlers) of Mexico City, filmed by director Arturo Ripstein and cinematographer Alejandro Cantúin in astonishing black and white, their camera gliding through elegantly choreographed long takes.
Enlivened with deadpan humour and dark poetry, like a Tom Waits song turned into a Spanish language feature.