Guillermo Arriaga’s ‘Words With Gods’
The official description of a movie that will premier in November in the US
Words with Gods is an exploration of the relationship between different cultures and religion. Aboriginal Spirituality, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, Shinto Buddhism, Orthodox Christianity, Umbanda, Hinduism, as well as Atheism find their expression in this two-hour film.
Based on a concept by Guillermo Arriaga and arranged in the present order by Mario Vargas Llosa the film’s nine episodes present different perspectives on this distinctly human phenomenon.
Words with Gods is directed by Guillermo Arriaga, Héctor Babenco, Bahman Ghobadi, Amos Gitai, Emir Kusturica, Mira Nair, Hideo Nakata, Warwick Thornton and Álex de la Iglesia. The soundtrack was written and performed by Peter Gabriel, with animations by Maribel Martinez.
Words with Gods is the first of four installments in the groundbreaking Heartbeat of the World anthology film series.