Amat Escalante pushes the boundaries of queer cinema with this mind-blowing mix of social drama and sci-fi.
Dir Amat Escalante
Prod Jaime Romandía, Fernanda de la Peza, Amat Escalante
Scr Amat Escalante, Gibrán Portela
With Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza
UK Distribution Arrow Films
Part potent social drama, part tentacular science-fiction enigma, Amat Escalante’s idiosyncratic film is as difficult to categorise as it is to describe. The film opens in the opaque Mexican lowlands. Veronica is a dispossessed young woman with a curious addiction. When an injury leads her to the local hospital, she encounters Fabian, a nurse who carries with him a big secret. Meanwhile Fabian’s sister Alejandra is facing her own crisis. Could Veronica offer the pair an unorthodox escape from their problems? A wildly vivid curio which challenges our understanding of what queer cinema can be.
This film contains scenes of a graphic nature. Over 18s only.
+ We Need to Talk about The Untamed
Following the screening on 21 March (at 20:10), there will be a discussion about the film in the BFI Reuben Library.
Total event time: c45min. This is a free event and will be available on a first come, first served basis.