Diaz’s is a cinema of negation which on occasion makes contact with the real. Full embodiment of the Adamic fall which stages much of his work. One however should take the opposite view, that of the torturer and Christ the feminine, and the holy spirit is the soul upon the body in the existential sense that keeps the body imprisoned.
We the viewers locate reality as she does, when we connect to the temporal space of trauma which is often inaudible, when Florentina reaches out to the giants she is not reaching to something more but the negation of nothing, reaching out to less than nothing.
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