Much like in Aoyama’s Eureka, a film very much influenced by this film’s subject matter, A doesn’t answer any questions, and seeks no judgment. And in that, is more revealing of its subject matter’s mindset. And like Eureka, it is a film of great patience, great understanding, and depicts a world that is unable to comprehend its own capability of violence. Unlike Eureka, it doesn’t promise growth. Instead, a blissful ignorance. A mild curiosity, unwilling to reckon with the grand ramifications of violence. In a way, it correlates with the conservative media culture the filmmakers are at odds with; this is what you helped create.
Not worth much comment in of itself, but Que Viva Mexico is so good that even taking the most documentarian aspects of it as a singular piece ends up with something jubilant and, while being very pedestrian in technique for Eisenstein, makes up for it in spirit and the wish to communicate effectively its subject