Sundance trailer of the day: “Halley” [video]
Published: January 15, 2013 02:25PM
Updated: January 9, 2013 10:59AM
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Matias Penachino | courtesy Sundance Institute Alberto Trujillo stars in "Halley," a Mexican drama playing in the New Frontier section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Today’s trailer, for the Mexican film “Halley,” is a headscratcher.

The movie — playing at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival — is described in the festival’s film guide thusly: “Alberto is dead and can no longer hide it. Before surrendering to his living death, he forms an unusual relationship with Luly, the manager of the 24-hour gym where he works as a night guard.”

What that has to do with the trailer’s static images, of the furniture in a sunlit apartment and of two flies in a jar, and David Lynch-ready musical score is anybody’s guess.

“Halley” plays, naturally, in the New Frontier section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

- Sean P. Means