Amat Escalante

Mexico, France, Germany, Holland 105 min min Fiction


Estela is a 12 year old girl who has just fallen crazy in love with a young police cadet who wants to run away with her and get married. Trying to achieve this dream, her family will have to live the violence that is devastating the region.

Festivals and Awards
Best Director in Cannes 2013


Amat Escalante

Amat Escalante (born 28 February 1979) is a Mexican film director, producer and screenwriter. He is most well known for directing the controversial Mexican crime thriller Heli for which he was awarded the best director prize award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and for directing the 2016 Mexican Drama The Untamed for which he received the Silver Lion for best director at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.

Filmography: La región salvaje (2016), Esclava (curt, 2014), Heli (2013), Revolución (segment "El cura Nicolas colgado”, 2010), Los bastardos (2008), Sangre (2005)

Amat Escalante

Film information

Director: Amat Escalante
Script: Gabriel Reyes, Amat Escalante
Contact: Emon
With: Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda González, Juan Eduardo Palacios
Country: Mexico, France, Germany, Holland
Year: 2013
Format: DCP
Length: 105 min min
Language: Spanish
Edition: 2017