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Francisco Athie in Vera

Vera

2003 NR

When Juan (Marco Antonio Arzate), an older man of Mayan heritage, becomes trapped in a cave after a mining accident, a blue-skinned woman (played by famed Japanese Butoh dancer Urara Kusanagi) guides him on a journey into the spirit world. As Juan embarks on his voyage, the screen bursts with religious imagery and stunning cinematography. The result is a film that redefines narrative, using minimal dialogue and maximum images to tell its story.

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