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Atl Tlachinolli
Scorched Water
© Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica / HFF
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Alexander Hick

IMAGE

Alexander Hick

MONTAGE

Julián Sarmiento

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Juan Pablo Villa

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Centro de Capacitacion Cinematográfica (CCC), HFF (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film) München

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

HFF (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film) München

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L’Axolotl est une salamandre qui vivait autrefois dans les anciens lacs du Mexique. La recherche d’une créature légendaire sortie des eaux pour vivre sur terre produit un portrait obsédant de Mexico. Atl Tlachinolli est une enquête essayiste sur la survie et l’adaptation. Un film dévoilant plusieurs strates d’images et de récits. Hypnotique et inoubliable.

In order to avoid being sacrificed by his enemies, the God Xólotl transformed himself into a salamander, thus fleeing from what he once was.” So begins the modern quest for the Axolotl, a salamander referred to in local mythology that used to live in the lakes surrounding Mexico City. Believed extinguished, the Axolotl comes back in the shape of a vision and a desire. A dream of rebirth. A dream of a reawakening. Reworking the myth of the transformation from god to reptile as a metaphor for Mexico City itself, the director follows an angler who wishes to become the lost Axolotl because he cannot imagine a future for himself, as well as a corrupt policeman and different gang members in the sprawling suburbs of the Mexican capital. He casts his gaze on the struggle for survival in what was the former lake of Mexico and is now the sprawling habitat of 23 million people. A film about survival and adaptation, Atl Tlachinolli is a challenging visual and philosophical essay about the different ways the past and the future merge.
(Giona A. Nazzaro)

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