2018 Venice Film Festival: Five Films That Made Me Think

Am I totally asleep, on the brink of a revolution? When was the last time I looked into someone’s eyes and bared my soul?


Venezia 73 – review – THE UNTAMED (“La regiĆ³n 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…