Vuelven (Tigers are Not Afraid) 2017 MA15+
6.00PM Wed 29 Sep 2021 (1hr 23mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
Issa López's Tigers are Not Afraid is a dark fantastical exploration of the Mexican drug war, influenced by the early works of Guillermo del Toro. The film follows Estrella, a young girl whose school day is interrupted by a gang shooting outside the classroom. Returning home, she discovers that her mother is missing and so takes refuge with a group of local orphans living on the streets. Estrella and her new companions soon find themselves caught up in a criminal conspiracy involving a local politician, while victims of the ongoing violence resulting from the drug trade begin appearing to them as ghosts hungry for revenge. López's film is a magical realist journey that dives into its subject matter with a gripping intensity.
MA15+ | Strong violence and coarse language
DIGITAL, COLOUR, STEREO, 83 MINUTES, MEXICO, SPANISH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: ISSA LÓPEZ / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JUAN JOSE SARAVIA / EDITOR: JOAQUIM MARTÍ / PROD CO: FILMADORA NACIONAL, PELIGROSA / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SHUDDER / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP