Vera (2003)

Vera (2003)

Urara KusanagiMarco Antonio Arzate
Francisco Athié


Vera (2003) is a Maya movie. Francisco Athié has directed this movie. Urara Kusanagi,Marco Antonio Arzate are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2003. Vera (2003) is considered one of the best Drama,Mystery movie in India and around the world.

The story of an android that raises alive in the deepest caves of the mayan zone in México and meets and old dying man. They will stablish a spiritual bond than enlightens the old mayan and helps him to release himself out of his withered body.

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  • A revelation


    Vera is a visionary tour de force that evokes the exhilarating cinematic madness of surrealist mindbenders like Jean Cocteau, David Lynch, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Andrei Tarkovsky. While possessing its own psychedelic loopiness, Vera definitely takes its place among classic "head movies" as El Topo, Viva La Muerte and Eraserhead. Vera, while having a profound inner intelligence, follows the seemingly random flow and rhythm of dreams. Whether it posseeses meaning or not (it does), Vera needs no justification. Like all great art, the act of seeing is enough. Vera 's plot is minimal: an old man is trapped in a cave, the walls and ceiling of which have collapsed. The man may or may not have been killed. What follows could be a dream, a shaman's ayahuasca vision, a death trip, let your imagination take you where it may. What we see is a blue-skinned extraterrestrial/ally/guide, the Virgin Mary, hot Aztec sex, a dancing skeleton, a severed penis, a digitized Jesus and a myriad of tryptamine-like hallucinations, visions and symbols. Vera might be interpreted as a passage through death - a Bardo experience that kaleidoscopically spins out images of the afterlife, including those of the Tibetan and Egyptian Books of the Dead, Mayan myth, the binary code and Catholic purgatory. Director Athie's cosmic point of view exists in the same realm as Carlos Castaneda's peyote trips, Artaud's yage meta-mindf*cks and shroom guru Terence McKenna's dmt-fueled riffs on the links between Mayan symbolism and visitors from outer space. On the visual tip, Athie has made magical use of natural locations: awe-inspiring scenes of the mountains of Yucatan and some fantastic underground caverns. Brilliant cinematography and seamless computer-generated imagery add to the overall lysergic intensity of Athie's vsion. If you're interested in seeing what kind of movie Spielberg or Lucas might create after eating a few dozen psilocybin mushrooms, seek out Vera. It is a cult classic just waiting to be discovered. Vera features a stunning performance by Urara Kusanigi, a world renowned butoh dancer. Her otherwordly beauty and ethereal grace is reminiscent of the female ghosts in Kwaidan. She got her weight down to 57 pounds for her role as the blue-skinned guide. The film was shot by Ramon Saurez, the cinematographer of such classics as Alea's Memeories Of The Underdevelopement, Arrabel's Guernica and Ruiz's Darkness At Noon. Vera was the big hit of the Taos Talking Picture Festival. It sold out all of its screenings and created an enormous buzz among filmgoers. Marc Campbell

  • Does for Caves what "2001: A Space Oddesy" did for outer space.


    In "Vera", a rural Mexican farmer gets trapped in a cave after rocks fall on him. Then starts his spiritual and hallucinatory journey into the unknown. He seems to go through many different stages of transformation, and gets stuck in strange unknown places. He meets an alien and is later guided by a a blue women. To be honest, I didn't quite understand the film because of its confusing mystical imagery. If I were of Latin descent, I maybe would of understood the films religious aspect better. But all things aside, this movie rocked. Even if you can't understand the images, you can still appreciate them. I mean, how can you forget the scene where the blue lady and CGI skeleton try to out dance each other? "You got Served Mr. Skeleton", was my initial reaction. Although the film is in Spanish, there is hardly any dialog. "Vera" is a great experience, unfortunately the DVD could use some improvements. This motion picture could very well become the "El Topo" or "Eraserhead" of the new millennium.

  • A great failure


    In my opinion it is lamentable that a director that had achieved such an intense dramatic tape as Lolo and such a chancy thriller as Fibra Optica; now carry out a boring movie, with an end that alone it causes laugh. The movie is absurd, incoherent, and it seemed that it is a trip caused by the peyote, when we are counted the vision in a nanosecond of an old man that she/he will die. The alone result can cause three things: laugh, fatigue or anger. Better luck for the next one to Francisco Athie


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