Once in a while I come across a film that haunts me long after I have watched it. Sin Nombre was such a film.
This film is frightening, violent, touching and beautiful at the same time without a single whiff of cheese or feeling strained. The wonderful disparities continue throughout the film and vary from the oh so subtle to the BANG in your face.
I marvel at the capture of the magnificent scenery and the beautiful artistic direction.
The story is profoundly harrowing. The acting is wonderful and seamless, the main actor really stirred me. I have to say that this is definately one of my favourite films to date, certainly up there alongside City of God.
I think that this is a stunning directorial debut from Joji Fukanaga and I am looking forward to seeing what he does next.
Watch this if you get a chance.
I am very glad that I own my own copy.