The Untamed
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Film Info
Original Title:La Region Salvaje
Program:Dark Out
Culture & Society
Release Year:2016
Runtime:100 min
Awards:Venice Film Festival 2016, Best Director
Director:Amat Escalante
Producer:Jaime Romandia
Fernanda de la Peza
Amat Escalante
Cinematographer:Manuel Alberto Claro
Screenwriter:Amat Escalante
Gibran Portela
Editor:Fernanda de la Peza
Jacob Secher Schulsinger
Composer:Guro Moe
Lasse Marhaug
Martin Escalante
Principal Cast:Ruth Ramos
Simone Bucio
Jesus Meza
Eden Villavivencio
Andrea Pelaez
Oscar Escalante
Bernarda Trueba
Filmography:Los Bastardos ('08)
Sangre ('05)

Young mother Alejandra is a working housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her brother Fabian works as a nurse in a local hospital. Their provincial lives are upset with the arrival of mysterious Veronica. Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia, and male chauvinism exist. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems. Something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath.


"Once it wraps its tentacles around you, The Untamed doesn't let go -- and you might not want it to." - IndieWire

"[A] fantastical premise collides with Escalante's solemn realism, making for a quiet, unforgettable mash-up, inspired by director Andrzej Zulawski's Possession." - L.A. Weekly

Director’s Biography

Amat Escalante: The Untamed (La Region Salvaje) is Amat Escalante‘s fourth feature film. His previous film Heli received the Best Director Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Born in 1979, Amat is a self-taught filmmaker from the city of Guanajuato in Mexico. He began his work in cinema at the age of 15. After making two short films, he wrote and directed his first feature film, Sangre, a FIPRESCI Prize winner at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard). His second feature, Los Bastardos, was also presented in Cannes' ‘Un Certain Regard'.


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