“Think Luis Buñuel spliced with Hieronymus Bosch.” -- Jaime Graham, Total Film
A visionary and bizarre slice of Mexican arthouse cinema, WE ARE THE FLESH is an extraordinary and unsettling experience, a sexually charged and nightmarish journey into an otherworldly dimension of carnal desire and excess -- as well as a powerful allegory on the corrupting power of human desire. Mixing the graphic, powerful imagery of Gaspar Noe’s ENTER THE VOID with the surreal, impact of Alejandro Jodorowsky, WE ARE THE FLESH is a bizarre mindfuck, mixing intense, outrageous imagery with a profound allegory on the nature of existence.
A young brother and sister roam an apocalyptic city, taking refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit. He puts them to work building a bizarre cavernous structure, where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in this maddening womb-like world under his malign influence, they find themselves sinking into the realms of dark and forbidden behaviour.