2013 Cannes Film Festival - Best Director Award /// 2014 Miami International Film Festival Selection
"One of those skillfully crafted, unflinching works."
"Loaded with an eerie dream-like quality."
Estela is a 12 year old girl who has just fallen crazy in love with a young police cadet who wants to run away with her and get married. Trying to achieve this dream, her family will have to live the violence that is devastating the region.
THE GUARDIAN says, "Director Amat Escalante – a more explicitly political blood brother to Mexico's current king of neo-realist weirdness, Carlos Reygadas – has shot a damning indictment of contemporary Mexico, capturing its institutionalised corruption, its endemic cruelty."
Part of a Summer Series: MEXICAN NEW WAVE.
Directed by Amat Escalante.
Mexico. 105minutes. Digital Projection.
2013. Color. Spanish with English Subtitles.