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Sistole Diastole (1997)

Short | 22 min | Short

The human heart relaxes and contracts. A family picnics in Xochimilco to celebrate the anniversary of papá and mamá, who are about 60. They meander into a field to make love. Their daughter Carmelita, a novice, prays for a sign: should she...See moreThe human heart relaxes and contracts. A family picnics in Xochimilco to celebrate the anniversary of papá and mamá, who are about 60. They meander into a field to make love. Their daughter Carmelita, a novice, prays for a sign: should she take her vows? Their nephew Victor Hugo, a crookback, tells his mute abuelo that he's going to ask his cousin Nena to marry him; Nena has secrets of her own to share with Victor. Daughter Rosa tells her drunken husband Mundo she wants a divorce. Rosa and Mundo's young son plays a card game with his tía abuelita. It all happens as mariachis sing and the family awaits the drawing of the National Lottery's grand prize. Hearts beat faster. Written by See less
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Carlos Cuarón (story) (screenplay) | Alfonso Cuarón (screenplay)
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18 cast members
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Salma Hayek
Carmelita Carmelita   See fewer
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Roberto Sosa
Victor Hugo Victor Hugo   See fewer
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Lumi Cavazos
La Nena La Nena   See fewer
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Demetrio Becerril
Guitar player Guitar player   See fewer
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Gregorio Becerril
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Enrique Cimet
Abuelo Abuelo   See fewer
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Guadalupe Flores
María Candelaria María Candelaria   See fewer
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Martha Ofelia Galindo
Tia Tacha Tia Tacha   See fewer
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Daniel Giménez Cacho
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Horacio Jiménez
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Ismael Rodríguez
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Jorge Zárate
Edmundo Edmundo   See fewer
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5 / 10 | 57 votes