Review of Whores’ Glory (2011)

Moving picture, 110 minutes

Seen in 2020.

A triptych indeed, neither a portrait nor a panorama. It’s suitably unflattering, at least: Street dogs mating right outside a brothel serve as a metaphor of human behaviour. The authorial presence is annoyingly unclear. One of the last scenes has an apparently ordinary Mexican man driving up to a prostitute in Reynosa’s “Zona”, inquiring for price, undressing and having sex, all while ignoring the camera man in the room.

moving picture non-fiction