Miami Beach Cinematheque. Jan 15th, 2009. 8:30 p.m. The Mexican film Battle in Heaven (Batalla en el cielo), featuring Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz, Bertha Ruiz, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on January 15th at 8:30 p.m.
Marcos, the driver of a rich family, and his wife kidnap a baby for ransom money, but the plan turns wrong when the infant dies. In this treat for aficionados of adventurous world cinema, Carlos Regadas has proven that he a director who takes chances, and he has become the controversial enfant terrible of Mexican filmmaking in doing so.
A master at turning ugliness into beauty and morphing the banal into the mystical, Reygadas tackles serious themes – guilt, class, religion – through elliptic narratives and breathtaking cinematic sleights of hand.
For mature audiences only. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 673 4567