Inspired in the real events that grabbed headlines in 2009, the mythical Mexican director tells the story of two unlucky prostitutes who accidentally murdered two midget wrestlers on a night when nothing went right.
“Doesn’t experience count?,” asks a prostitute in Bleak Street to whom age hasn’t been kind, but it could also be Arturo Ripstein’s wink, who sure knows things from experience. This expressionistic melodrama, based on the real-life story of the murder of two Lilliputian wrestler siblings, is a tale about the non-existent possibilities of progress of a society buried in misery and resentment. In the Mexico portrayed by Ripstein, there are no victims and murderers: everyone suffers equally. Narrated in a splendid black and white (which always becomes tragedy), Bleak Street is further proof of the talent of a director who has no nothing to envy his master Luis Buñuel, to whom he’s closer and closer every day. LC
D: Arturo Ripstein G: Paz Alicia Garciadiego F: Alejandro Cantú E: Carlos Puente DA: Marisa Pecanins S: Antonio Diego P: Walter Navas PE: Xanat Briceño, Luis Alberto Estrada CP: Productora 35, Wanda Visión I: Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Silvia Pasquel, Nora Velázquez
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He was born in Mexico in 1943, and started his film career as an assistant director for Luis Buñuel. He debuted with Time to Die (1966), written by Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes, and directed more than twenty films, including The Castle of Purity (1972), Woman of the Port (1991) and Deep Crimon (1996)