Ciguri Aztec Hades

This film is a free reinterpretation of Artaud's writings, and of his vision of the peyote's rite, during his trip to Mexico in 1936. 'Ciguri' is a word where a multiplicity of symbolic and anthropological rotations intersect, eventually dissolving in pure image. The space described in Artaud's 'Voyage to the Land of the Tarahumara' is a space where geographical coordinates become lines of sight and lines of the body. In this film the peyote's rite, the 'primal flower' according to the Tarahumara's ancient culture, describes a celebration wherein the 'virality' of the image and of the word conspires to formulate what for us is the concept of 'desert' of vision. A place where the world reveals its 'nihil'. There is, of course, a shaman, a 'curandero', administering the peyote's beverage. Its consumption opens up the 'doors of perception'. But there is also another blind spot, a line extending itself further ahead and on the side of every audio-visual and sensory experience (of which cinema is nothing more than the subtle refraction), a line that creates further realms, further mysteries that overstep the continuum and open up new fissures. Ciguri is a film for explorers.

Running Time
23 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Short, Mystery
Riccardo Vaia
Italy, Mexico
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «Ciguri Aztec Hades» (20)

Ethan W. avatar
Ethan W.

I don't care what the nay-sayers think.. this is a good movie, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it.

Stephanie Reid avatar
Stephanie Reid

Husband really enjoyed this. Great movie night.

Wayne H. avatar
Wayne H.

I want to point out that the movie might have been long but I enjoyed every second of the movie and it was not a drag at all. There is no other way that would have made a perfect movie like this better.

Lori Gilbert avatar
Lori Gilbert

Thank you for this move !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally some one did it something good !!!

Eric B. avatar
Eric B.

OMG!!! the adrenaline is still pumping through me! Riccardo Vaia I salute you!

Rebecca avatar

Some people said the plot was complicated and difficult to follow. We totally disagree, my wife and daughter thought the plot was easy to follow and they liked the way the story developed and loved the ending.

Emma Ferguson avatar
Emma Ferguson

Great all the way through

Alan M. avatar
Alan M.

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Definitely worth your while!

Mildred Anderson avatar
Mildred Anderson

I saw this at the movies and liked it. I like Short movies and this is a good one.