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We Are the Flesh

The most transgressive film in this year’s program, Minter’s trance-inducing debut feature concerns a brother and sister drawn into an underground sanctuary inhabited by a lone stranger. In return for shelter, the man demands they push themselves into a series of shocking ritualistic actions with each other, their newfound guardian, and those who visit the subterranean and fleshy, womb-like structure they begin constructing. “His thoroughly arresting vision could squat quite comfortably alongside Hieronymus Bosch’s depiction of hell.”—Variety. (79 mins.) Adult Audiences. “Serving as co-editor as well as writer and director, Emiliano Rocha Minter is very much the author of all the chaos wrought here, and his thoroughly arresting vision could squat quite comfortably alongside Hieronymus Bosch’s depiction of hell.” – Catherine Bray, Variety

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Sponsored by Shudder

Reviews: Hollywood Reporter, Variety, The New York Times

Interviews: Interview with Emiliano Rocha Minter at Cineuropa

First feature

Ariel Gardner and Alex Kavutskiy, directors of Judy (which screens before We Are the Flesh), in attendance