Paul (Willem Dafoe, currently starring in The Lighthouse) is an American composer who travels to a remote Mexican village to settle his recently deceased father’s affairs. He discovers a photograph of a young woman belonging to his father whom he is determined to find. Using a prototype ‘real-time’ translation device, Paul ambles through the pueblo mágico of Real de Catorce asking bemused locals for the whereabouts of Marianne.
Opus Zero meditates on ideas of culture, philosophy and the nature of death with subtlety and ambiguity.
★★★★ "An eerily beautiful film." - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times