Carlos Reygadas is a Mexican film director, writer and producer whose latest film, Our Time (Nuestro Tiempo) is currently in theaters through Monument Releasing. He studied law in Mexico City and later specialized in armed conflict law and the use of force in London. After quitting the Mexican foreign service, he made four short films in Belgium before filming Japón, which was presented at the Rotterdam and the Cannes Film Festivals in 2002, where it received a special mention for the Camera d’Or. In 2005, Reygadas premiered at the Cannes Film Festival his second film, Battle in Heaven, in competition. Also at Cannes, he was awarded the Jury Prize in 2007 for Silent Light and the Best Director award for Post Tenebras Lux in 2012.