“A ferociously individual, highly intelligent piece and a superb, very affecting cast ensure that the human factor remains dominant, however creepily inhuman things may become at times”
After a young woman is injured by a mysterious creature, she becomes a conduit for its insatiable desires and begins grooming a Mexican family grappling with their own dysfunctions.
Influenced by H.P Lovecraft, the body horror of David Cronenberg and with echoes of Andrezj Zulawski's Possession, The Untamed delivers insights on injustice and repression while remaining a fresh creature feature.
Multi-award winning director Amat Escalante (Heli, Los Bastardos) uses horror to illuminate the misogyny and homophobia inherent in Mexican culture. With his deft touch, The Untamed seamlessly combines these elements into a wild genre film that confirms him as one of contemporary cinemas most exciting talents.
Winner of the Silver Lion (Best Director) at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, Amat Escalante’s hypnotic and unnerving film blends social realism, sexual desire and the uncanny with wholly original results.
In Sydney and want to see the film? Head along to Golden Age Cinema.