The Burning PlainThe film tells a love story that is intense but full of twist, betrayal. The beautiful girl Sylvia makes an emotional journey and goes to the ends of its limitations. Since the death of her mother, who deceived her father, Sylvia falls into an evasion... herself.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Burning Plain"Guillermo ArriagaBirthdate: 13 March 1958, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Creators of "The Burning Plain"Guillermo ArriagaBirthdate: 13 March 1958, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Critic Reviews of "The Burning Plain"Globe and MailOctober 16, 2009
Throw in enough symbolism to choke an English-lit major and you have a film challenge that too often feels like a chore.Toronto StarOctober 16, 2009
If Arriaga had allowed us to spend more time with the key characters in this extended tragedy, or had spent some time punching up the plot, The Burning Plain might have had a chance.Denver PostOctober 02, 2009
Possibly the stories fit too neatly. If so, it's hardly a fatal flaw.Detroit NewsSeptember 25, 2009
It's serious stuff, intended for serious movie people. The only problem is, serious movie people have already been there, done that.Chicago ReaderSeptember 25, 2009
The result is confusion, not catharsis.Minneapolis Star TribuneSeptember 25, 2009
The film is strikingly photographed and intensely acted, but the tone is overwrought melodrama.Critic's NotebookOctober 07, 2015
If you are willing to turn a blind eye to the inherently hackneyed nature of "The Burning Plain," though, the film turns out to be somewhat rewarding.Film Comment MagazineNovember 17, 2013
What's that smell? The plain isn't the only thing that's charred in screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut; subtlety goes up in flames too.What CultureMarch 13, 2011
Deep-seated emotional problems are examined in a complex movie that, as ever with Arriaga, refuses to fit into a straightforward narrative.Las Vegas CityLifeJanuary 31, 2011
Knowing ... that it's a 20-year old story, one can only conclude the idea behind the film would have been best left unfilmed, an unfinished step toward greater things.Movie HabitSeptember 28, 2010
Babel director shows his hand too soonCinemaBlend.comAugust 12, 2010
Arriaga's multi-narrative format got the best of him. Rather than deliver a sense of shock and awe, it's swallowed up by complexity, leaving you to wonder, "This is it?"
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