Tenemos La Carne Despierta Los Sentidos
Tenemos la Carne earns the DecayMag Premier award for the exhibition of outstanding performances. Innovation and controversy encompass the visual storytelling. Emiliano Rocha Minter’s contribution sets Latinos in the forefront of Horror, Thriller genre.
English title: We Are The Flesh
Director: Emiliano Rocha Minter
Writer: Emiliano Rocha Minter
Release Date: January 13, 2017
Release Format: Cinemas
MPAA Rating: N/A
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Running Time: 1h 19min
After wandering a ruined city for years in search of food and shelter, two siblings find their way into one of the last remaining buildings. Inside, they find a man who will make them a dangerous offer to survive the outside world.
We Are The Flesh (Tenemos la Carne) is a revolutionary vision in Drama, Horror. The film uses eroticism and fetishism to convey a message of transmogrification. Sex is center stage and delve into many depths of taboo. Yet, as vociferous is the imagery, the underlying premise is open for interpretation.
We Are The Flesh (Tenemos la Carne) es una visión revolucionaria en Drama, Horror. La película utiliza el erotismo y el fetichismo para transmitir un mensaje de transmogrificación. El sexo es el centro del escenario y profundizar en muchas profundidades del tabú. Sin embargo, como vociferante son las imagenes, la premisa subyacente está abierta para la interpretación.
Weakness, powerplay, and addiction are supporting ideas that blend with notions of insanity. These are straightforward projections that mask the underlying philosophy. Emiliano Rocha Minter penned an interesting story with captivating characters. The social commentary is complex opening both hypothesis and study. Minter also brings each role to life with outstanding camera work.
The backdrop presented in We Are The Flesh (Tenemos la Carne) is surreal. The setting reinforces the underlying message of the given. Most of the film takes place in a room constructed by the lead characters. This setting serves as a metaphor representing a core for metamorphosing. A womb and/or vagina.
The roles are well choreographed. Each cast member did an exceptional job of representing more than sex fiends. The characters are idea extensions for evolution, the projection of the inner soul.
The English subtitles did not parallel the Spanish dialogue. This may be acceptable considering some words don’t translate well between languages. Yet, there are moments that phrases were off from the intended delivery. Unless audiences are fluent in Spanish the intended message may not convey.
The Song “Las Mañanitas” from Mexican singer Vincente Fernandez finalized ACT III. The title translates to “the small mornings” symbolizes rebirth. The song ties well with the message of transmogrification conveyed in the film. Instead presented on screen are lyrics to a birthday song.
In fact, the translation of the film title is incorrect. Tenemos la Carne translates to We have the Flesh, not We Are The Flesh.
While viewing, it becomes obvious the central theme is nothing but a clever ploy. There are obvious clues that deter from the post-apocalyptic scenario. After the film ends the question raised is; Why was it necessary to create this elaborate deception?
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