Raging Sun, Raging Sky

MEXICAN FILM RAGING Sun, Raging Sky has won the Best Feature Award at the 23rd Teddy Awards.

As you all know, the Teddy Awards honour achievement in LGBT cinema (that's gay cinema to those of us who favour brevity over box ticking).

Raging Sun, Raging Sky (a.k.a. Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) was directed by Julián Hernández, who previously directed the engrossing A Thousand Clouds Of Peace. That film won the 2003 Teddy.

His latest film sounds (and looks) equally fascinating:

"In his latest film, Julián Hernández portrays love as an epic act of martyrdom in which redemption and fulfilment can only be found in the afterlife. This new work tells the story of two men, Kieri and Ryo, and their unquestioning love for each other. The absoluteness of this love gives meaning to their lives. But their mutual devotion is not to last – Ryo is abducted and, as a result, Kieri must now embark upon a mysterious journey. Unbeknown to him, it is “Corazón del cielo”, or heaven’s heart herself that leads and protects the lovers on their quest and spurs on Kieri’s longing.

Escape, searching and waiting are the stages of Ryo’s lonely journey which ends in his death, while Kieri, desperate to find his beloved, agrees to sacrifice his body to bring about Ryo’s resurrection. When they die, “Corazón del cielo” guides the earth to cover them, so that new life can spring from their demise. United in death, Ryo and Kieri return to life through myth – for heaven does not forget those capable of unconditional love."

One of my favourite films is the breathtaking Broken Sky. It's also Mexican, and directed by Hernández. I'm starting to see a pattern here...

Previously - Review: Broken Sky

Previously -
22nd London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Elsewhere -
Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo (Trailer)

Elsewhere -
London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Elsewhere -
Band of Thebes: Teddy Awards Announced At Berlinale


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Garçon Stupide said...

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