Mil Nubes de Paz Cercan el Cielo, Amor, Jamás Acabarás de ser Amor (A Thousand Clouds of Peace)
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Mil Nubes de Paz Cercan el Cielo, Amor, Jamás Acabarás de ser Amor (A Thousand Clouds of Peace)
A teenager discovers that mending a broken heart is no simple thing in this independent romantic drama from Mexico. Gerardo (Juan Carlos Ortuno), a 17-year-old who has recently embraced his homosexuality, has just parted ways with his first serious boyfriend, Bruno (Juan Carlos Torres). Gerardo has fallen into a deep depression after losing Bruno, and he drifts through Mexico City, where he meets and makes love with a number of attractive strangers. However, his hedonistic adventures cannot wash away the pain in his heart. The first feature-length project from director Julian Hernandez, Mil… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As pretentious and wispy as its title."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Hernandez's desire to utilize all the armaments of the filmmaker hits the viewer with a visceral force."
‑ Richard James Havis, Hollywood Reporter
"A sad, slow-moving tale, marked by literal as well as spiritual poverty."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A self-consciously arty piece that may be psychologically useful to its writer-director but is torture for its audience."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Ponderous and pretentious."
‑ , E! Online
"Mr. Hernández's attempt to put an interior landscape on film a la Pasolini may seem stultifying and pretentious, but it's also a brave dark experiment."
‑ Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News
"A murky and morbid dirge of a gay romance set in Mexico City."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Julián Hernández has ... a film that will remain in memory for along time for anyone who knows the ecstasy of early love suddenly dissolved by unaccountable abandonment."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"He suffers, we suffer - the end."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"A Thousand Clouds of Peace is a difficult film, both in form and substance, but it's that form and substance that makes it worthwhile, raising it above the level of typical angsty gay art-house cinema."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"Succeeds in alienating us."
‑ Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune
"Self-indulgent in the extreme, Julian Hernandez's laconic ode to heartbreak feels like the work of a lovelorn teenager."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"A ponderous, quiet little mess that has nothing to say and no idea how to say it anyway."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Combined with the careful posing, enigmatic action and flowery language, it all amounts to something less than an 80-minute Calvin Klein advertisement."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Idea and technique are of some interest here, but, in the end, not enough."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews