Los Cabos: Mexico on the Rise – Kyzza Terrazas

Terrazas’ ‘Bayoneta’ presented in rough cut at Los Cabos

MEXICO CITY — There’s a lovely scene in Terrazas’ “Bayoneta,” presented in rough-cut at Los Cabos, where a Mexican boxer, played by Luis Gerardo Méndez, jogs through woods in Finland, preparing for a fight. His training is punitive. But the chords of music which hit the soundtrack evoke the elegiac tones of a Western. From a few scenes glimpsed, and declarations, “Bayoneta” is many things: A plaint for a soon-to-pass world of simpler, physical effort; a homage to boxing films – “Kyzza and I agreed that we didn’t like boxing but did like boxing films, and wondered why nobody had made a film about Mexico’s boxing scene,” Rafael Ley, at Woo Films, which produced with Panorama and Stacey Perskie. It comes in an the immigrant’s experience from a novel angle. “I always say this film is not about boxing, it’s about immigration. The States is not everything, there are other places too. Mexico is trying to find it’s place in the world,” Méndez said. More than anything else, the psychological drama is also the latest surprise departure from Terrazas. To all accounts, “Bayoneta” has little to do with last year’s “Somos lengua,” Terrazas’ documentary on rappers, nor 2011 imploding young couple drama “Machete Language.” But it does represent one more turn in one of the least predictable careers in Mexican cinema.

More Film

  • ITV Studios Global Ent. To Handle

    ITV Studios Global Ent. To Handle Movistar+ Original 'Felix'

    MEXICO CITY — There’s a lovely scene in Terrazas’ “Bayoneta,” presented in rough-cut at Los Cabos, where a Mexican boxer, played by Luis Gerardo Méndez, jogs through woods in Finland, preparing for a fight. His training is punitive. But the chords of music which hit the soundtrack evoke the elegiac tones of a Western. From […]

  • Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite

    Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite Singapore Media Festival

    MEXICO CITY — There’s a lovely scene in Terrazas’ “Bayoneta,” presented in rough-cut at Los Cabos, where a Mexican boxer, played by Luis Gerardo Méndez, jogs through woods in Finland, preparing for a fight. His training is punitive. But the chords of music which hit the soundtrack evoke the elegiac tones of a Western. From […]

  • SGIFF: Anup Singh Readies Third Film

    Singapore: ‘Scorpions’ Director Readies Third Film With Irrfan Khan (EXCLUSIVE) 

    MEXICO CITY — There’s a lovely scene in Terrazas’ “Bayoneta,” presented in rough-cut at Los Cabos, where a Mexican boxer, played by Luis Gerardo Méndez, jogs through woods in Finland, preparing for a fight. His training is punitive. But the chords of music which hit the soundtrack evoke the elegiac tones of a Western. From […]

  • Canal Plus

    Canal Plus Orders Thomas Lilti's 'Hippocrate' Medical Series

    MEXICO CITY — There’s a lovely scene in Terrazas’ “Bayoneta,” presented in rough-cut at Los Cabos, where a Mexican boxer, played by Luis Gerardo Méndez, jogs through woods in Finland, preparing for a fight. His training is punitive. But the chords of music which hit the soundtrack evoke the elegiac tones of a Western. From […]

  • A Profile of Argentine Fantasy Genre

    Mar del Plata: Argentina on the Rise -- Demián Rugna

    MEXICO CITY — There’s a lovely scene in Terrazas’ “Bayoneta,” presented in rough-cut at Los Cabos, where a Mexican boxer, played by Luis Gerardo Méndez, jogs through woods in Finland, preparing for a fight. His training is punitive. But the chords of music which hit the soundtrack evoke the elegiac tones of a Western. From […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content