Temptation proves too much for a member of a religious community in this drama directed by Carlos Reygadas. While living in a Mennonite community in Mexico, married father Johan (Cornelio Wall), admits to his wife Esther (Miriam Toews) that he's been having an affair with fellow member Marianne (Maria Pankratz). With adultery forbidden by his faith, Johan faces a deep moral dilemma, complicated further by his belief that he's falling in love with Marianne. The situation worsens when Johan's father, made aware of the situation, announces that Johan has fallen under the spell of the devil.
Overwhelmingly powerful --The Guardian
Rivetingly beautiful --Sight & Sound
One of the finest films of the year --Little White Lies