Cert: 18 Year: 2000 Length: 153 mins Language: Spanish
The most highly acclaimed film of the year opens with a reassurance that no animals were harmed in its making, but be warned: Amores Perros is slang for 'tough love', and this is an unapologetically tough triptych of overlapping tales, each with the common theme of perros - dogs. The sprawl of Mexico City provides the backdrop for this ground-breaking commentary on 21st century civilisation.
Academy Awards 2001: Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Cannes: Winner Canal+ Award
Edinburgh Film Festival: Winner New Director's Award
Amores Perros, a truly great film, is a drug that makes you dream
Alexander Walker, Evening
This is first-rate filmmaking, horrific and tender, raw and lyrical Kim Newman, Empire
This stands alone. Go. Just go Peter Preston, The Observer.
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