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The Untamed
Dir.: Amat Escalante | 100 minutes

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Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland 2016 | 100 minutes | Spanish | Hebrew, English subtitles

Alejandra lives with her family in a small Mexican city. Their tranquil family life is disrupted when Verónica, a mysterious stranger, convinces them that an isolated cabin holds the solution to their problems. The Untamed is Mexican director Amat Escalante’s fourth feature film. In 2013, he won the Best Director award at Cannes for his previous film, Heli. In this new film, Escalante presents a powerful allegory on the feral dimensions of the psyche, where pleasure and destruction coexist, and on the fragility of sexuality and love amid the prevalence of traditional family values, homophobia, and chauvinism. The film was awarded the Silver Lion for Best Director at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.