An estranged father returns back home to his wife's open arms. Meanwhile, the rest of his family is in shambles: his daughter is ill, one son wants to kill him, and the other believes he's a bird. Benjamin Cann directs this visionary Mexican drama.
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In this searing look at the Mexican family at the end of the millennium, a father returns home after a long absence to take his place as the head of a very dysfunctional family. Pedro is able to sweep his long-suffering wife off her feet, but his children are less than thrilled to see him. His daughter suffers from nervous stomach pains; one son harbors thoughts of patricide; another dresses in yellow and sits in silence, fantasizing he's a bird. Adapted from the play by Jesus Gonzalez Davila and directed by Benjamin Cann, this "wildly stylized" (All Movie Guide) film will both startle and amaze. Winner of the Caligari Film Award at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival.