THE UNTAMED
Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

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.

tags: Relationship, Latin America, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Sexuality, Feature film

Cast: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Eden Villavicencio, Andrea Peláez

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

Co-Producer: Katrin Pors, Jean and Anne-Laure Labadie, Michael Weber, Maria Ekerhovd, Katja Adomeit

Production Company: Mantarraya Producciones / Tres Tunas

World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH

Director: Amat Escalante

biography

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.