Deciphering Amores Perros: Three Recurring Images And What They Mean
In 2000, director Alejandro González Iñárittu released his first feature-length film, Amores Perros. It was the first film in a trilogy exploring the theme of death. In Amores Perros there are few human deaths but ideals, hopes and dreams are obliterated.
The Spanish title of his debut, ‘Amores Perros’, has numerous meanings. Perros translates to ‘dogs’ which feature heavily in the film (more on that later) but has also been said to mean, in pejoritive terms, ‘an unworthy person’, ‘a h