Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
The search for an obscure treasure forms the basis of this Mexican allegory. The film contains two distinct plots that come together in the end. In one story, two half brothers begin sharing the same dream of a fabulous treasure buried somewhere within the barren deserts of Oaxaca and go looking for it. The other story concerns a small town filled with lonely women who had been abandoned by their men who have gone to search for a mythical place where the money is plentiful and the women are naked. One little girl, Matilda, dreams that a handsome rider will soon come to town; her dreams are based on the stories of her mother, Lola. Ten years pass. Andres grows sick of Gregorio, beats him up, steals their burro and rides into the women's town. There, the now adult Matilda believes him to be her dream man and immediately offers him food, shelter, and the comfort of her body.
abandonment, brother, dream, fantasy, reality, treasure