La región salvaje

Amat Escalante

Mexico 100 min min Fiction

Synopsis

Young mother Alejandra is a working housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her brother Fabian works as a nurse in a local hospital. Their provincial lives are upset with the arrival of mysterious Veronica. Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia, and male chauvinism exist. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems. Something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath…

Festivals and Awards
Silver Lion in Venice

Director

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

Int. title: The Untamed
Address: Amat Escalante
Script: Amat Escalante, Gibrán Portela
Contact: Noucinemart
With: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Edén Villavicencio
Country: Mexico
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 100 min min
Language: Spanish
Edition: 2017