Venezia 73 – review – THE UNTAMED (“La región salvaje,” Amat Escalante, 2016, Mexico / Denmark / France / Germany / Norway / Switzerland)

Heli (2013), director Amat Escalante’s previous feature, was a slice-of-life realist drama set in a narco-terrorist part of Mexico. The Untamed, his 2016 follow-up (and fourth feature), is something quite different: it is a slow-burn drama about romantic entanglement and sexual desires, most memorable for its psychological connotations and surrealist influences. Veronica (Simone Bucio), the…

Review – REVOLUCIÓN (Various directors, 2010, Mexico)

REVOLUCIÓN || 2010, Mexico || Compilation || Directed by – Mariana Chenillo, Fernando Eimbcke, Amat Escalante, Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo Garcia, Diego Luna, Gerardo Naranjo, Rodrigo Pla, Carlos Reygadas, Patricia Riggen / Written by – Mariana Chenillo, Fernando Eimbcke, Amat Escalante, Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo Garcia, Diego Luna, Gerardo Naranjo, Rodrigo Pla, Carlos Reygadas, Patricia Riggen,…