THE UNTAMED
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THE UNTAMED

Directed by Amat Escalante

Info

Director: Amat Escalante
Section: CineMasters Competition
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland
Year: 2016
PT: LA REGIÓN SALVAJE
OT: LA REGIÓN SALVAJE
Language: Spanish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Eden Villavicencio, Andrea Peláez
18+

Logline

THE UNTAMED

A meteor strikes in the mountains of Mexico. Down below in the valley, Alejandra and Ángel’s marriage is in trouble: road worker Ángel is having an affair with Alejandra’s brother Fabián, despite his macho demeanor. Then an alien creature appears, spreading lust and destruction. A mix of sci-fi and social drama, Amat Escalante’s film was shot in his home town of Guanajuato by Chilean-Danish DoP Alberto Claro, who also lensed MELANCHOLIA and NYMPHOMANIAC for Lars von Trier.

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Meet the director

THE UNTAMED

Amat Escalante

Amat Escalante (born 1979 in Spain) has lived much of his life in Guanajuato, Mexico. He trained in editing and sound in Barcelona and documentary directing in Cuba. His shorts have won several awards. Escalante was assistant director to Carlos Reygadas during the shooting of BATTLE IN HEAVEN (2005). He made his debut with SANGRE in 2005. HELI (2013) won Best Director in Cannes and the ARRI/Osram Award at Munich. THE UNTAMED (2016) won the Silver Lion for Best Director at Venice.

Credits

Screenplay: Amat Escalante, Gibrán Portela
Director of Photography: Manuel Alberto Claro, DFF
Film Editor: Fernanda de la Peza, Jacob Secher Schulsinger
Composer: Guro Moe, Lasse Marhaug, Martín Escalante
Costume Design: Daniela Schneider, Ursula Schneider, Paulina Kuznicka
Sound: Sergio Diaz, Vincent Arnardi, Raúl Locatelli
Producer: Jaime Romandía, Fernanda de la Peza, Amat Escalante
Production Company: Mantarraya Producciones / Tres Tunas
Co-Producer: Katrin Pors, Jean and Anne-Laure Labadie, Michael Weber, Maria Ekerhovd, Katja Adomeit
World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH