magical realism

135 | Tigers are Not Afraid

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Director/Writer: Issa López

Stars: Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Hanssel Casillas

Rated: NR; Runtime: 1hr 23min

Released September 13, 2019; Available on Shudder

Synopsis: The film takes place in a Mexican city ravaged by warring drug cartels. When 10yr old Estrella’s mother disappears, she makes a wish to get her back. Her wish comes true, but not in the way she meant it to. Forced to flee in terror, Estrella joins a group of orphans who steal & scavenge to survive. When the children run afoul of Caco, the well-connected local sociopath, it’s clear that Estrella will need her other two wishes to survive. If only the wishes wouldn’t backfire in strange ways.


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Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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