LETTER FROM THE LAND OF THE TARAHUMARA

CARTAS FROM THE LAND OF THE TARAHUMARA

By Federico CECCHETTI

CINEFONDATION - LA RESIDENCE DU FESTIVAL (VIDEOLIBRARY) - as PROMO

Drama - Development 2017


    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • MEXICO, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • MEXICAN
    • Director(s)
    • Federico CECCHETTI
    • Synopsis
    • In1936, at the sierra Tarahumara in Mexico, Rayenari is a young indian who is in his way to become a shaman. His life suddenly changes when he meets a strange poet named Antonin Artaud, who comes from a very distant land. At first the community feels threatened by the foreigner, but he slowly gains people’s trust. Antonin confesses to Rayenari that the purpose of his trip to Mexico is to heal his Soul. He participates in a ritual taking a sacred cactus and exorcizing his demons. When Antonin leaves the mountains, Rayenari starts having a lot of nightmares regarding his friend. With the help of an old shaman, Rayenari can perceive that in France, Antonin is recruited in a psychiatric hospital, being coursed by dark sorcerers who perform electroshocks on him. Trough a shamanic process Rayenari visits Antonin in his cell, and with the magic of poetry helps him to escape in the only possible way: Death.
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