In Tultepec, a small town north of Mexico City, thrill-seekers gather in throngs at the annual National Pyrotechnics Festival—the backdrop for this hypnotic documentary. But the exhilarating beauty of combustible art, which ranges from blazing painted bulls to a tower of shimmering embers, comes at a price, with spectators and craftsmen risking life and limb in the name of visual pleasure. Produced by Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin, this directorial debut is a spectacular sensory experience from start to finish. An Oscilloscope Laboratories release
Official Selection: HotDocs, True/False Film Festival
In Spanish with English subtitles
Director Viktor Jakovleski in person at select shows opening weekend!