5th CUFF.Docs 2017

November 16-19, 2017

15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018

details

Sci-Fi / Horror / Drama

Spanish with English Subtitles
100 minutes

credits

Director
Amat Escalante

Producers
Jaime Romandía
Fernanda De La Peza
Amat Escalante

Screenwriters
Amat Escalante
Gibrán Portela

Editing
Fernanda De La Peza
Jacob Secher Schulsinger

Cinematographer
Manuel Alberto Claro

Cast
Ruth Ramos
Simone Bucio
Jesús Meza
Edén Villavicencio

community

awards

Won Silver Lion Best Director Venice Film Festival 2016
Won Best Director Fantastic Features Fantastic Fest 2016

The Untamed

Mexico, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Germany, 2016 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2017
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description

Young mother Alejandra is a working housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small Mexican 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.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Venice Film Festival 2016
Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Sitges Film Festival 2016
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Amat Escalante, born in 1979, is a self-taught filmmaker from the city of Guanajuato in Mexico. After making two short films, he wrote and directed his first feature film, SANGRE, a FIPRESCI Prize winner at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard). His second feature, LOS BASTARDOS, was also presented in Cannes' "Un Certain Regard".

press for The Untamed

"Amat Escalante's follow-up to HELI meshes domestic realism and erotic sci-fi."
- Variety

screened with a short film

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Mongoose

Canada, 2016, 4 min, Director Chantal Beaulne

An old woman confronts her childhood imaginary friend, who has taken up residence in the walls of her home.