Devil’s Freedom


Documentary Films | 2017 | 74 minutes

Stranger Says:

A stunning document of Mexico’s ever-growing kidnapping epidemic, illustrated by having the largely youthful captors and survivors telling their tales directly to the camera. This would be unsettling enough, but when you factor in the decision to have absolutely everyone on-screen wear identical monochrome Mexican wrestler masks, things get… complicated. Director Everardo González’s gambit may feel risky at first, but as this brief film progresses, it becomes apparent how the device both frees the participants to further open up and causes the viewers to increasingly focus on the details of their stories. Bleak and upsettingly fascinating.


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Film Credits
Everardo González
SIFF 2017