Nicolás Pereda’s extraordinary films intertwine documentary and narrative to portray everyday life in Mexico. In his first Chicago appearance, Pereda presents two recent works, each a suggestive fable of labor and leisure. The Palace (2013) follows an enigmatic household of women and young girls who train each other to become housekeepers. The puzzle-like chamber piece Minotaur (2015) focuses on a trio of young adults as they read, sleep, and commune in the soft light of a Mexico City apartment. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Chicago: Oct. 27 at SAIC.