Monday, December 05, 2005

Without a Trace

Sin Dejar Huella (2000) is a watchable Mexican road movie about two young women with very different backgrounds driving south away from testosterone trouble up in Chihuahua. (Comparisons with both Thelma and Louise and the vastly better Y Tu Mamá Tambien are inevitable.)

There's more tension in their relationship than in any of the scenes of flight and pursuit. The more unlikely member of the duo is a con-woman played by fey Spanish-Italian beauty Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, who at the time was President of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The movie won the Latin American Cinema award at the Sundance festival in 2001, but the principal pleasure of viewing this feminist non-thriller comes from the moving Mexican scenery and three spectacular locations: a colonial hotel in Ticul, a grand old Yucatecan hacienda and a perfectly formed cenote.

1 comment:

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