All the Light We Can See (2020)

  • New Directors/New Films
  • 2h 3m
  • Mexico
Last Chance to Rent May 11, 6:00 PM ET

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An unusually ambitious epic told in eloquently simple brush strokes, Mexican filmmaker Pablo Escoto Luna’s All the Light We Can See is a daring work of minimalist gestures on a maximalist canvas, unfolding against the grand volcanic landscapes of Popocatépetl and Ixtaccihuatl. Guided by mythic storytelling traditions, the film, set during some indeterminant past, begins as the tale of a woman who runs off into the forest when forced to marry a bandit, before gradually revealing itself as a time-bending work of metaphysical beauty, responsive to the light and terrain of this radiant corner of the world. A ghost story, an ode to nature, and an examination of the artifice of narrative, Escoto Luna’s film offers to its viewers a rich and immense folkloric power.


Nahuatl, Spanish



Bonus Content

New Directors/New Films 2021 Trailer
All the Light We Can See Q&A

A conversation with director Pablo Escoto Luna moderated by FLC film programmer Dan Sullivan.

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