Tigers Are Not Afraid caused a commotion on the festival circuit, but it was unclear when general U.S. audiences might get a chance to see it. Thankfully, Shudder came to the rescue and will be releasing the flick this summer. And when a film has the likes of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Guillermo del Toro singing its praises, it’s probably a film worth checking out. The film arrives in theaters this August, and there’s a new trailer to get you excited about what’s in store. Watch the Tigers Are Not Afraid trailer below.
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How Issa López’s Tigers Are Not Afraid has played some fourteen film festivals and still doesn’t have distribution outside Mexico is astonishing. Her spectacularly moving childhood journey bursts with Guillermo del Toro parallels, corpse-risen terror and emotional hard-knocks that’ll both singe and chill your core. A snapshot of Mexico’s darkest drug cartel infection told entirely from a minor’s perspective with uncompromising bleakness and fable-fancy spirit. Themes of young lives being failed on a daily basis, and how “survival” means something unthinkably different south of the border.
This is a movie that demands to be seen, heard, and discussed as often as possible – that’s a promise.
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