Broken Sky
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Mexican short-film specialist Julian Hernandez marks his sophomore feature film with this erotic, impressionistic tale about an emotionally tumultuous love triangle experienced between three attractive twenty-something men. Gerardo (Miguel Angel Hoppe) is a sensitive man who is deeply in love with longtime boyfriend Jonas (Fernando Arroyo). When Jonas becomes infatuated with a stranger he recently met at a local nightclub, heartbroken Gerardo soon seeks solace in the arms of sympathetic Sergio (Alejandro Rojo). Though his lovelorn pains are palpable, Gerardo remains incapable of ending his… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A film dripping with melodrama and pretension."
‑ Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly
"I could have gone out for dinner, come back and missed little of importance."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"This thing crawls over a torturous 140-minute running length, with teenage love given a dire gravitas which verges on the absurd."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"I have jokingly described BROKEN SKY (EL CIELO DIVIDIDO) as the gay, Mexican version of THE BREAK-UP, although to be fair, this film at least has more sympathetic characters. ... But, at 140 minutes, [it] goes on far too long."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"Love-making in Hernández' film is not a physical act but an emotional state expressed through physical action. Certainly not multiplex fare, but definitely one of the year's best films."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, european-films.net
"[Director] Hernández's approach makes all the difference, trusting the camera to reveal the ebb and flow of emotions that sweep over all three men."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Boy meets boy like youve never seen in Julián Hernándezs sex-drenched, extravagantly minimalist epic."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"It's hard to know what fetishes/obsessions/issues are at work here, but they do yield interesting moviemaking."
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"Hernandez's exquisite romance works on an emotional, as well as intellectual, level."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An endurance test notable mainly for its evocative cinematography and the well-toned bodies of its young male leads."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Without dialogue, we don't know who the characters are, so we can't care about what they do."
‑ Melissa Levine, Village Voice
"After such a triumph with A Thousand Clouds of Peace (Mil Nubes de Paz Cercan el Cielo) the second installment in Julián Hernández's apparent "Cielo" series is a sluggish disappointment."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"I suspect the film's frank, at times glorious rendering of queer sexuality will inspire more than a few closeted youths to brave life out in the open."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Slant Magazine
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