15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018 Globe Cinema, Calgary
April 17: 7:15PM April 22: 1:45PM

details

Horror / Fantasy / Female Filmmaker

Spanish with English subtitles
83 minutes

credits

Director & Screenwriter
Issa López

Producer
Marco Polo Constandse

Editing
Joaquim Martí

Cinematographer
Juan Jose Saravia

Cast
Paola Lara

Music
Vince Pope

community

awards

Best Horror Director, Fantastic Fest 2017
Best Actress, Actor, Editing, Director and Picture, Screamfest 2017
Best Picture, Audience Award, Dedfest 2017
Mórbido Award (Best Picture) & Press Award, Mórbido 2017
Cinema Pur Audience Award, for Best Movie, Ithaca Fantastik 2017
Best Feature, Cinema+ Award, Best Feature, Audience Award, Paris Fantastic Film Fest 2017
Best Feature, Audience Award, NOXFilmFest 2017

Community Partners

Tigers Are Not Afraid

Mexico, 2017
April 17 7:15 PM
April 22 1:45 PM
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description

In TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, Issa López tackles a subject of great significance, finally giving a voice to a whole generation of children who’ve been forgotten and abandoned by society. She manages to mix in fantastic elements with tremendous subtlety, thus elevating the story by giving it an even darker tone set alongside whimsy. TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID is a dark, stunning fairytale told from the magical point of view of incredibly brave and unusual children. These children are no longer “out of sight, out of mind.” Thanks to López’s remarkable work, audiences will walk out of the theater with a brand new perspective on a well-worn cinematic subgenre.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Fantastic Fest 2017
Morbido Film Fest 2017
Paris International Fantastic Film Festival 2017
Boston Underground Film Festival 2018

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Issa López is a Mexican writer and director, who has won several literature awards, including the National Novel Award granted by Mexico’s Institute of Fine Arts and Literature. In addition to her literary work, she penned multiple TV shows, and has wrote the scripts for several feature films. TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID is López’s third feature as a director, and tenth as a writer.

press for Tigers Are Not Afraid

""This is one terrific film, both tough and touching. Two minutes in I was under its spell.""
- Stephen King
""In the last few years, some of the most powerful voices in the genre come from female voices. Issita Lopez is a great example.""
- Guillermo del Toro