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Julio Medem Spain, 1996

Sunrise's rating of the film Tierra

Medem's evocative & polemic portrait of Angel/"man," torn between identities of an grounded reality and a metaphysical fantasy. Both entangled within desires for women that are opposing realities themselves. Earthly Angel finds completion within the boundless Mari, whom wants a non-physical sensuality. Ghostly Angel haunts farmer Angela, that wants a more physically present lover, filling a void left by her husband.