Past Film/Video | Series & Festivals

Battle in Heaven

(Batalla en el cielo, Carlos Reygadas, 2005)

Battle in Heaven explores the tensions and hypocrisies between Mexico’s wealthy and working classes through the story of a rich family’s chauffeur and his wife, who are both haunted by a terrible crime they’ve committed. Not for the fainthearted, the film features some of the most astonishing images of Mexico City ever seen on screen, punctuated by unexpected depictions of sex and a burst of violence. (98 mins., DigiBeta)

"Opens with the kind of sexual encounter that keeps nunneries in business."
MANOHLA DARGIS, NEW YORK TIMES, ON BATTLE IN HEAVEN
Image from Battle in Heaven

Battle in Heaven, image courtesy of Kino Lorber

Image from Battle in Heaven

Battle in Heaven, image courtesy of Kino Lorber

Image from Battle in Heaven

Battle in Heaven, image courtesy of Kino Lorber

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Endowment for the Arts

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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Battle in Heaven