Desires (1977)
aka Deseos
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Music | Surreal
Country: Mexico | Director: Rafael Corkidi
Language: Spanish | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 87mn
Vhsrip H264 Mkv – 720×544 – 29.970fps – 1.03gb

Impenetrable and bizarre mobius strip of surrealist scenes… It’s as if someone filmed a Mexican soap episode while under the influence of both Christian guilt and a dose of LSD. The father, and a jaded ex-lover, mixed with scenes of a treatment and burial of a Christ-like figure, a masturbating nun who frequently goes to the toilet, an angel with a whip, a suffering priest, the four horsemen, lots of nudity and artsy representations of lust, strange sets and costumes in a desert or amidst ruins, a group of mean circus performers in the desert drawing the attention of a village girl, and some pretentious narration making poetic statements about sin…

The near-plotless, non-linear structure is seemingly supposed to evoke some kind of poetic portrait of desires, sin, lust, passions, religiosity, guilt, suffering…

Desires (1977)