L'Étrange Festival - XXIInd edition - September 7 - 18 2016
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The untamed poster The untamed
The untamed poster

The untamed

La región salvaje - 2016 - Color - 100 mn - Original version with French subtitles - Mexico, Denmark
Directed by : Amat Escalante. Produced by : Jaime Romandía, Fernanda de la Peza, Amat Escalante. Screenplay by : Amat Escalante, Gibrán Portela. Editing : Fernanda de la Peza, Jacob Secher Schulsinger. Photography : Manuel Alberto Claro. Music by : Martín Escalante, Guro Moe, Lasse Marhaug. With : Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Edén Villavicencio
French premiere - International competition - Presentation reserved to audience above 16.

Alejandra, a young housewife, raises her two sons with her husband Angel. Fabian, her brother, is a nurse at the local hospital. Their provincial life is about to be disturbed by the arrival of the mysterious Veronica.

After Sangre, The bastards, Revolución and Heli (best director at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival), this «wild region», is the new provocation of Mexican director Amat Escalante. Such as Pasolini’s Theorem, an atavistic and suffocating system of hypocrisy is about to implode when a stranger comes and discloses the sexual frustrations and desires of everyone. An essential film!

Silver Lion Award for best director at the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

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© Photo:Manuel Claro & Martín Escalante
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© Photo:Manuel Claro & Martín Escalante
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Saturday 10 September 2016 - 15:45 - Showroom 500 - Screening presented by Gaspar Noé
Sunday 11 September 2016 - 21:45 - Showroom 500 - In the presence of the director - Screening presented by Gaspar Noé