The Other Conquest (2007)
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as Fray Diego de La Coruna
as Doña Isabel
as Hernando Cortes
as Capitán Cristóbal Quijano
as Beata Conversa
as Ramón Quevedo
as Dona Juana
as Baby Jesus
as Fray Sebastián
as Guerrero Dual
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In his bravura feature debut, [Salvador] Carrasco has created nothing less than a dazzling vision of the birth of a uniquely Mexican religion born of the searing fusion of Catholic and Aztec deities.
An arresting, balletic performance by Damian Delgado powers this vividly imagined, elegantly paced mystery play beyond period exoticism to a bona fide illumination of social, and sacred, history.
[Director] Carrasco uses shadows and mirrors to create effects he has no actual budget for. The lack of money shows on-screen but is cleverly hidden by the director's genius for making us care about his story so much that we forgive all else.
An incendiary mix of politics, religion, war, violence and personal turbulence -- not an easy film, but a complicated work of art.
A grand mural of trauma, with superb colors, a great escape scene and fertile myth-probing about how masters and vassals together forged the hot core of Mexican Catholicism.
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