My Mexican Bretzel

2019 [SPANISH]


Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 583

Plot summary

March 21, 2023 at 05:58 AM


Nuria Giménez

Top cast

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659.06 MB
No linguistic content 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 14 min
P/S ...
1.21 GB
No linguistic content 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 14 min
P/S ...

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by vilkabrolis 8 / 10

A conceptually intriguing experiment

It's one of those films where on its own it doesn't seem like anything special (apart from the stunning image quality, and interesting sound design). The intrigue of this film lies in the backstory and the directors idea behind it.

So, read up either before or after it.

Reviewed by robles-mariano 10 / 10

A promising debut

Highly recommend this genre defying movie that combines incredible found footage, impressive sound design and a griping diary to great effect. Hope I can watch on the big screen one day!

Reviewed by JohnnyBulgakov 8 / 10

Haunting Imagery, tricky Narration

We are told at the beginning that the text which occasionally appears on screen (the film is silent, minus occasional sound effects) is taken from the diary of Vivian Barrett, one half of a wealthy socialite pair that travels the world with seeming insouciance. Vivian's husband Leo has been injured while piloting a small plane and as a result suffers both physically and psychologically (also losing his hearing, lending logic to the silent film trope). A miracle anti-depressant may save him from a life of constant anxiety, and he is the entrepreneur who lucratively brings it to market. The happy couple starts their travels in Switzerland and Germany, then passes through London, Eastern Europe and North America. Vivian's diary quotes all along from an Indian sage whose book was found in Mexico among her family belongings- silly, almost satirical quotes about life and death and everything in between that seem like parody of Rumi or Khalil Gibran. But all is not as it seems, indeed, in this recreated idyll, and the last few minutes turn our assumptions about the narrator upside down. My Mexican Bretzel's dreamy, languid quality lulls the viewer into a false sense of security- but you'll just have to watch the film yourself to see exactly what I mean. Johnny Bulgakov

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