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The Battle at Cannes
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 14, 2006

"I'M A NORMAL, SILLY GIRL": Anapola Mushkadiz explains at Cannes.Was there a more maligned work at Cannes 2005 than Carlos Reygadas’s Batalla en el cielo|Battle in Heaven, which is getting a week at the Brattle Theatre starting this Friday? This Buñuel-like tale of a bungled kidnapping in Mexico City not only alienated Reygadas’s fellow Mexican reviewers and filmmakers, it grossed out many American critics.

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