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Tiempo De Lluvia (In Times of Rain)

Itandehui Jansen
Mexico, 2018, 89 min.

In Spanish and Mixtec with English subtitles.
Includes violence and adult language.

A powerful story of economic migration between rural and urban Mexico. Soledad is a matriarch and traditional healer whose daughter Adele left their village to work in Mexico City leaving behind her infant son. Years later, Soledad and her grandson Jose share a strong bond rooted in their love of culture and land. As she continues to pass on her knowledge and teachings to him, she receives an unexpected call that her daughter is getting married and intends for Jose to join them in the city. Fearing an uncertain future for them both, Soledad struggles to cope with her impending heartbreak as she awaits her daughter's return.

Director's Statement

The story explores the changing way of life and environment in Indigenous communities due to migration and globalisation. Throughout the world we are at present witnessing how the countryside is abandoned and transformed in favor of urban centres. This, often painful, migration from rural villages to urban centres affects many Indigenous generations and has great lasting impact, such as the fragmentation of families and the loss of language and tradition. The film propels the question: What happens to identity, cultural memory and cultural continuity when the youth is forced to migrate?

Category: Drama.
Themes: Culture, Identity, Mexican Culture, World Cinema.

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