Tigers Are Not Afraid

Startling film makes you realize once more what a little dose of fantasy can do to an extremely grim tale.

Screenings

  • 13/04/18 15:35 EYE1 Buy Ticket
  • + short "Synesthesia"
  • 16/04/18 19:30 EYE3 Buy Ticket
  • + Q&A + short "Synesthesia"
  • 21/04/18 18:45 EYE2 Buy Ticket
  • - Best of Imagine

Director | Issa López

Mexico | 2017

90 minutes

IMDB

With | Paola Lara, Juan Ramón, Hanssel Casillias

Language | Spanish

Subtitles | English

Tigers Are Not Afraid

The drug war has taken a heavy toll on a Mexican town. Ordinary citizens are killed, like ten-year-old Estrella's mother. To join a group of boys roughly her age, Estrella first has to kill one of the gangsters... which puts all of them in extreme danger. Startling film makes you realize once more what a little dose of fantasy can do to an extremely grim tale.

On the face of it this could be a gritty, realist drama about the devastating effects of gang wars on communities. But director Issa López infuses the story with a dose of magic. Animated bits of tigers - as toys and as graffiti - pop up and the impending danger is shown as small lines of blood that run over floors and walls.

This film is part our Kick-Ass Women programme.

This movie is selected as part of our “Best Of Imagine”-programme and is therefore screened for one final time on Saturday the 21st of April.

Short: Synesthesia
A musician tries to bring his dead wife back to life with sound waves. In the year of the 200-year anniversary of Mary Shelly's novel, students of the French Artfx Academy treat us to their 2.0 version of Frankenstein.

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france | 2017 | 5m