Noise 2023 Movie Review
January 26, 2023

Noise 2023 Movie Review

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Noise 2023 Movie Review

Unfortunately, a point has already been reached in which the sad reality that Mexico is experiencing has caused a subgenre on the cinema of forced disappearances to gradually form. Ruido , the third feature film by director Natalia Beristáin, enters this category with force. Julia (Julieta Egurrola) meets with Prosecutor Rodríguez (Adrián Vázquez), the third person in charge in a period of nine months of the investigation into the disappearance of her daughter Gertrudis (Nicolasa Ortíz Monasterio). The procedure has not been the best and her desperation is evident and understandable. Seeing no results, she decides to take an active part in the investigation and in a meeting with a group of searchers she meets the journalist Abril (Teresa Ruiz) who is doing research to write a report.

Julia and Abril meet the lawyer Cassandra (Mónica Del Carmen) who has experience recovering people and from whom one of the first overwhelming lessons of this film derives: “the police don’t look for the living, they look for the dead”. After that, in her constant inquiry, Julia joins the activities of groups of mother seekers, including understanding their rituals, joining their intense calendar of activities, and participating in their eternal longing, which completely turns her apparently calm and privileged life that he had as a plastic artist. There is an obvious internalization of pain in her, there are no excessive outbursts, probably the product of a misunderstanding of the event. Every bad news, every day that she brings a new disappointment and the testimonials that she has to listen to, become a horrible noise,

The scriptwriters, Beristáin, Diego Enrique Osorno and Alo Valenzuela, create a new portrait of a mother in search, which is integrated into the panorama seen recently with Arcelia Ramírez in La Civil (Mihai, 2021) that was heading towards investigation and violence. ; or the case of Mirna Medina in the documentary Te Nombre en el Silencio (Espinosa, 2021), who formed the group of Las Rastreadoras del Fuerte who search the field twice a week in Sinaloa, Mexico. Ruido plays with elements of docufiction by inviting her story to the Association Voice and Dignity for Our SLP and the Collective Buscándote con Amor Estado de México, using the protagonist to guide us along the way and illustrate her dynamics .

Beristáin invites his entire family (the real one and the one from the movies) to fulfill what was apparently an outstanding debt since the presentation of his documentary Nosotras (2019) about femicides in Mexico. He places her trust in the always brilliant Julieta Egurrola to star in and give us a woman who, despite her difficult situation, gained strength through constant disappointment, until she imploded. The final sequence deserves special mention, which with the expertise of the cinematographer Dariela Ludlow, makes use of the presence of Egurrola confused among a tumult that is violently fought, and which causes another noise, but this time it is the one that must be incessant until don’t change the situation.

Noise 2023 Movie Review