Words with Gods: Anthology Film from Arriaga, Babenco, Gitai, Kusturica, Nair

Based on a concept by Guillermo Arriaga and arranged in the present order by Nobel Prize Winner Mario Vargas Llosa, Words with Gods is an exploration of the relationship between different cultures and religion. The film’s nine stories present different perspectives on this distinctly human phenomenon.

Words with Gods is directed by Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico), Héctor Babenco (Brazil), Bahman Ghobadi (Iran), Amos Gitai (Israel), Emir Kusturica (Serbia), Mira Nair (India), Hideo Nakata (Japan), Warwick Thornton (Australia) and Álex de la Iglesia (Spain).

Based on a concept by Guillermo Arriaga and arranged in the present order by Nobel Prize Winner Mario Vargas Llosa, Words with Gods is an exploration of the relationship between different cultures and religion. The film’s nine stories present different perspectives on this distinctly human phenomenon.

Aboriginal Spirituality, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, Shinto Buddhism, Orthodox Christianity, Umbanda, Hinduism, as well as Atheism find their expression in this anthology film.

The oiginal soundtrack was written and performed by Peter Gabriel, and the animations that unite each story were created by Mexican artist Maribel Martinez.