In this award-winning Argentinian western Aballay, a criminal gaucho, is haunted by the terrified expression of a murder victim's son. Something breaks inside him, and inspired by mystic tradition Aballay gets on his horse, willing to stay there forever. As the years go by and he becomes a saintly figure to the locals, the memory of the boy's expression doesn't leave him, and nor does the knowledge that one day the son will come to exact his revenge.
An homage to both Argentina's gaucho culture and the brutal oaters of Sam Peckinpah and Walter Hill, "Aballay" is raw, surreal and memorable, with such a potent vision that its flaws float away like dust from a horse's hooves. Full review.