Mexico, 2000, 154 min, Digital, Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Rated R, In Spanish with English subtitles, Lionsgate

Amores Perros

Friday, May 5

"A film in which nothing is what it seems, this is the kind of genre touch that Mr. González Iñárritu expands into something far more haunting." –A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“Has the feel of an instant classic, a melodrama with an exacting precision and a visceral, propulsive energy.” –Rene Rodriguez, The Miami Herald

Three stories: Octavio is a young aimless loser who lives in a barrio and has an obsessive crush on his sister-in-law, Susana, who is married to Ramiro, an abusive hoodlum. Meanwhile, Daniel, a successful editor, has ditched his wife and children to live in a dream apartment with Valeria, a shallow and neurotic supermodel. And El Chivo, a bitter ex-con turned hitman, haunts the life of a pretty young girl with whom he has a secret relationship and gets a commission to kill a wealthy philandering businessman. These lives and the fates of two dogs get inextricably entangled in the heart of ever-changing, ever-violent Mexico City.

Join us for a journey into the minds of some of the most legendary contemporary filmmakers from Mexico, as we bring you the early films of the "Three Amigos" of cinema. Experience Alejandro González Iñárritu's searing emotional drama Amores Perros. Ride along on Alfonso Cuarón's wild road trip adventure Y Tu Mamá También. Enter the eerie worlds of Guillermo del Toro's visionary fairy tale Pan's Labyrinth and its terrifying spiritual predecessor The Devil's Backbone.

Check out the rest of our The Three Amigos of Cinema program!