Natural Philosophy of Love + Dis Pleis

(Filosofía natural del amor)
Mexico / Costa Rica, 2014
Duration: 
1:17

English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Insects mate, stories are born. The concept of “love” gets put under the looking glass in this captivatingly maverick film. Manuel, a lonely 36-year-old, begins an unusual friendship with the much younger Alma. A young foreign couple set out on an idyllic backpacking trip in Costa Rica. A Mexico City taxi driver visits a dive bar where he meets a sexy lounge singer. Vicente runs into an old classmate from high school and has something profound to share with her. Meanwhile, throughout the film, different couples speak about their relationships and thoughts on love, until eventually all of these stories meet with surprising ends.

“But erotic love is easy to explain... because erotic love is the moment when nature takes hold of the individual and uses them.” Hugo Hiriart

Mientras insectos copulan, historias nacen: Manuel, un solitario trabajador con 36 años de edad entabla una curiosa amistad con una jovencita de apenas 16 años; una pareja de novios extranjeros viaja de mochilero a un lugar remoto de la geografía tropical; un taxista chilango visita un antro de mala muerte en donde hace migas con cierto travesti; Vicente se topa con una amiga de su adolescencia con quien tiene algo importante que compartir. Todo este montaje de relaciones reúne amor, erotismo, y la represión que conllevan estos sentimientos.

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DIS PLEIS
Canada, 2015
Spanish and English with English subtitles / 12 min

Director: Rosaura Lezama (in attendance)
Writers: Rosaura Lezama & Chloe Rose

A portrait of the complex relationship between two Mexican sisters living in Vancouver, as they struggle to mature and restore their lost bond.

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08-Sep-2015
9:15 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Sebastián Hiriart (b. 1983, Mexico City) is a self-taught filmmaker, and has worked as a director, actor, cinematographer, camera assistant and operator in numerous film and television projects. His debut feature, A Stone’s Throw Away (A tiro de piedra) (2010), premiered at San Sebastián and received a Special Jury Mention.

Credits:

Director: Sebastián Hiriart
Writers: Sebastián Hiriart, María González de León, Manuel Castro Rosas
Producers: Sebastián Hiriart, Ximena Hiriart
Cinematographer: Sebastián Hiriart
Editors: Sebastián Hiriart, Adriana Villanueva, Pedro Gómez García
Cast: Manuel Castro Rosas, Sae Bluff, Jorge Zárate, Jack Jordan, Diana García, Gabino Rodríguez