The Untamed
aka La région salvaje
First screened in November 2017
Director: Amat Escalante. Cast: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Eden Villavicencio, Jesús Meza, Oscar Escalante, Bernarda Trueba, Andrea Peláez, Kenny Johnston. Screenplay: Amat Escalante and Gibrán Portela.

Twitter Capsule: Sex as ecstasy, as secret, as violence, as addiction, as betrayal, as alien enigma. Wild plot, controlled direction.

Twitter Capsule: Whatever movie you most recently described as freaky and provocative was, I promise you, less freaky than this one.

VOR:   Debts owed everywhere from manga to Zulawski. Some familiar art cinema style points. Still, you'd have to be nuts to deny the originality and daring.

Photo © 2016 Mantarraya Producciones/Tres Tunas,
© 2017 Strand Releasing

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Venice Film Festival: Best Director

Permalink Home 2016 (wp) 2017 (us) ABC Blog E-Mail