Running Time: 86 mins

Winner of the FIPRESCI Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Amat Escalante's Sangre is the story of a working class couple’s mundane existence…until something quite exceptional intervenes.

By day, Blanca works in the kitchen of a sushi restaurant, and Diego spends his days pressing his thumb to a counter and greeting patrons to a museum.

Their nightlife, however, can be equated to that of an aged married couple, symbiotically bound together like the molecules of the couch and television set that sits in their living room, where they lounge in desolate silence after a long day at work. Their lives have become humdrum, where even the sex, although plentiful, has become as routine as preparing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. However, when Diego gets a phone call, a chain of events is set in motion, and a world of tumbles and turbulence rivaling the soaps they watch each night is released.

Escalante’s film is a carefully crafted poem to growing old and the baggage that people accumulate while doing it. It is a seemingly predictable portrait of the drudge of life, but just when you think you have everything all figured out, the gravity is turned off.

Shaminder Dulai

This film has been presented by The Castellano Family