First Real Trailer for Guillermo Arriaga's The Burning Plain

May 25, 2009
Source: AwardsDaily

The Burning Plain Trailer

The first international trailer for the directorial debut of 21 Grams screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga has debuted. His film is called The Burning Plain, and similar to Babel, it's an ensemble piece about with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond again later in their lives. I've heard a considerable amount about this film - it played at the Venice, Toronto, Glasgow, and Seattle Film Festivals - but I still haven't ever seen it. I keep passing up opportunities because I've only ever heard mediocre things. But it will be out in theaters in September, so check out the trailer if you so desire.

Watch the international trailer for Guillermo Arriaga's The Burning Plain:

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For more information on the film, visit the official UK website:

The Burning Plain is both written and directed by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Arriaga, who worked with and wrote Alejandro González Iñárritu's trilogy of Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and Babel, as well as the screenplays for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and The Night Buffalo. The film first premiered at the Venice Film Festival late last year and has played at other major film festivals ever since then. Magnolia Pictures will be bringing The Burning Plain to very limited theaters starting on September 18th this year.

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments


looks alright enough mate, looks alright

Scott McHenry on May 25, 2009



Jay on May 25, 2009


huh? what? I already watched this movie, last month.

JoeG on May 25, 2009


@JoeG so how was it?

Tyler on May 25, 2009


I think the trailer looks good but if you're all ready hearing that it is mediocre than it probably is.

janet on May 25, 2009


Not a great movie. One plot is completely dropped and while the twist is ok, it is revealed an hour in that when at the end when it is completely spelled out all the tension is gone because everyone knows how it is. Alright for a debut but nothing special and acting is good but not memorable.

Ryan on May 25, 2009


whaaaaat,they filmed in my city and i didnt even know.gosh i suck.DUUUUUDE,no one cares but ill be in that harrison ford film.crowley.filming tommorow.oh yeeeeeeee.

erik on May 25, 2009


I like Charlize i could watch this movie later.

Fisherr on May 26, 2009


Doesnt look that great, probably be a huge let down like Babel.

Derek on May 26, 2009


Babel was a let down? We must have seen different movies.

Dvaid on May 26, 2009


This is a very good movie! It somehow shows how we deal with our problems and the pain we can cause to ourself and our family.

jvj590 on May 26, 2009


I saw this movie at a screening and its one of the best movies I've seen. Its the kind of movie that you will actually like better the second time because so much is happening its hard to keep it straight. It delves deep emotionally and with one wrong turn causes a horrific chain reactionThere isn't a weak link in the cast given the difficult demands of the script. Indeed Oscar Worthy.

anne on Aug 1, 2009

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