Such Is Life
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Using digital video and a skeleton crew, master filmmaker Arturo Ripstein boldly reworks the ancient Greek drama Medea, employing a dizzying array of flashbacks and Brechtian devices. The film focuses on Julia (Arcelia Ramirez) who works as an homeopathic doctor. Lovelorn and embittered, she learns that her husband, a failed boxer named Nicolas, has dumped her in favor of a younger woman, Raquel (Francesca Guillen), the daughter of local slumlord La Marrana (Ernesto Yanez). To make matters worse, Nicolas wants to take the kids, while at the same time La Marrana evicts Julia from her modest… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Worthwhile, but more interesting than good."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Mantiene la característica ripsteniana de presentar un mundo cruel y desesperanzado, en el que viven las clases más marginadas de nuestra sociedad."
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"The overriding fault for this art-house film was that it is not poetic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film becomes too much of a one-note rant, ultimately shutting down the viewer's empathy rather than engaging it."
‑ Arthur Lazere,
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