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Los últimos cristeros

Film Information

Exhibition Title Los últimos cristeros
Original Title Los últimos cristeros
English Title The Last Christeros
Director Matías Meyer
Year 2011
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 90'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Alejandro Limón, Jesús Moisés Rodríguez, Antonio García, Salvador Ferreiro, Abel Lozano
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Matías Meyer, Israel Cárdenas
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Gerardo Barroso Alcalá
  • Edición / Editing: León Felipe Gonzalez
  • Producción / Producer: Julio Bárcenas, Matías Meyer
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Axolote Cine, Imcine, Eficine, Una Comunión, IDTV Film
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The final days of a band of 1930s Christian rebels in the central Mexican wilderness are depicted with majestic stoicism in Matías Meyer’s elegant ode to independence, The Last Christeros. Although the project is the product of considerable research as well as an adaptation of Antonio Estrada’s acclaimed novel Rescoldo, the Last Christeros, the film is free of factoidal narrative, and has been de-dramatized to convey the experience of being a guerrilla fighter. Perhaps perversely to some, with the action here largely consisting of what happens between the battles, The Last Christeros encourages an artistic choice that emphasizes the deeper spiritual core of these guerrilla fighters (their journey through the mountainous desert recalling that of biblical figures like the Three Kings), with the existential quests that define Meyer’s two previous film (Wadley, The Cramp).



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