21 Grams

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

The first film in English from the director and writer of AMORES PERROS, 21 GRAMS shares that film’s fractured tri-partite narrative structure for its story of life, death, and re-birth. Jack (Del Toro) is an ex-con returned to his family, going straight. Cristina (Watts) is a content, affluent wife and mother. Paul (Penn) is a mathematician grappling with his marriage and mortality. A tragic accident causes their lives to intersect. Working with the AMORES PERROS team, the director achieves an intense, immediate realism, with excellent performances supported by intimate hand-held camerawork and an evocative soundtrack. Winner of the Best Actor Award (Penn) and Audience Best Actor & Actress Awards (Watts, Del Toro) at the 2003 Venice Film Festival. And no, it’s not a drug reference. 21 grams is supposedly the amount of weight we lose when we die.

125 minutes

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