Burning Man has nothing on Tultepec’s charging toritos and exploding castillos. Mexico’s weeklong National Pyrotechnic Festival is sheer unbridled madness. Scars that tourists take away from fireworks-exploding bulls and towering infernos are earned with pleasure, as this dynamic documentary keeps explanation to a minimum while maximizing the experiential through GoPro camera POVs and gorgeous abstractions. Filmmaker Viktor Jakovleski has created a visually rapturous, immersive, sensory experience of this extraordinary event, capturing the danger and mayhem in all its glory. Winner of the McBaine Documentary Feature Award at the 2017 SFFILM Festival.
Viktor Jakovleski / USA / 2017 / 67min
Running Time: 67
Director(s): Viktor Jakovleski
Producer(s): Dan Janvey, Benh Zeitlin, Kellen Quinn, Affonso Gonçalves, Elizabeth Lodge
Cinematographers(s): Tobias von dem Borne
Editor(s): Affonso Gonçalves
Music(s): Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin