Carlos Reygadas & Other Latino Directors You Should Know

By Univision News

The 65th edition of the Cannes Film Festival wrapped on Sunday with one of the strongest line-ups of Latin American films in recent memory. Mexico brought the party to Cannes – literally – with cases of the ancient spirit Mezcal getting seized by authorities at a glitzy party thrown by director Carlos Reygadas. (See also: what is Mezcal?)

But he had good reason to celebrate. The 40-year-old lawyer-turned-filmmaker, who caused controversy for the animal cruelty scenes in his 2002 film Japón, won the Best Director prize this year for his surrealist family drama Post Tenebras Lux (Latin for “after darkness, light” and derived from the Biblical Book of Job).

Read the rest of this piece on Latino directors you should know at Univision News.