Heart Of Time
Film Title (Original): Corazón Del Tiempo
Film Title (Spanish): Corazón Del Tiempo
Film Title (In English): Heart Of Time
Country Of Origin: Mexico
Year Of Completion: 2008
Running Time: 1hr 30min (90min)
Format/Color/Bw: 35 Mm, Color
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: N/A
Director: Alberto Cortés
Screenwriters: Alberto Cortés, Hermann Bellinghausen
Producers: Ana Solare, Alberto Cortés
Cinematographer: Marc Bellver
Editors: Lucrecia Gutiérrez Maupomé, Alberto Cortés
Production Designer: Ana Solares
Music: Descemer Bueno, Kelvis Ochoa
Sound: Emilio Cortés
Principal Cast: Rocío Barrios, Francisco Jiménez, Marisela Rodríguez, Doña Aurelia, Leonardo Rodríguez
Guadalajara Film Festival 2009
Sundance Film Festival 2009

Alberto Cortés Born in Mexico City in 1952, Alberto Cortés studied film at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, majoring in Directing and Editing. Among his other films are Oaxaca hoy, el papel, la lengua, y otras historias en Oaxaca (2006).

In La Esperanza de San Pedro, Chiapas, in the midst of the Zapatista struggle, a young woman makes serious waves when she falls in love with a revolutionary fighter from the mountains.

It is a time of revolution and Sonia’s rebellious heart causes further commotion in her village. Although recently betrothed to a young community leader, Miguel, it’s love at first sight when she locks eyes with those of Julio, a rebel fighter. Their passion puts the security of her community and the Zapatista rebels in jeopardy. Meanwhile, as government forces surround the rebels on land and in the air, Alicia, Sonia’s younger sister, learns to interpret reality through a mirror in her game playing. Her grandmother Zoraida is the one to bring the little girl’s visions back down to earth. Together, Zoraida and Alicia discover in Sonia’s decision a test of wills and traditions. In a world where everything changes, in a land of free Indigenous people who have decided to take a stand and resist, Sonia takes on the struggles of love in the heart of Time.

Director Alberto Cortés, opens up questions on the relationship between the political and the personal, the difficulty of social change and the inevitable tyranny of political systems.

III Dominican Republic Global Film Festival - 2009