‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ is One of 2018’s Best Undistributed Films and a Journey Worth Every Tear You’ll Shed [Fantasia Film Festival]
Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by Matt Donato
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.