MEXICAN
FILM
FESTIVAL
2017
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LA CALLE DE LA AMARGURA /
BLEAK STREET NC16
Advisory: Some Sexual Scenes and Coarse LanguageDirector: Arturo RipsteinDuration: 99 MinsLanguage: Spanish with English subtitles
Year: 2015

The latest contribution to cinema from veteran auteur Arturo Ripstein is a darkly comedic and nihilistic black-and-white crime drama. We follow the parallel tales of a two pairs of characters – one, a pair of elderly sex workers trying to make ends meet and another, a set of twin dwarf lucha libre wrestlers with a lot to prove. When their two worlds collide in seedy motel, schemes are concocted and grave mistakes occur.