Tigers Are Not Afraid
Directed by Issa López
A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico’s devastating drug wars, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID follows a group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents. Filmmaker Issa López creates a world that recalls the early films of Guillermo del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.
A group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes run from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents
Cast: Paola Lara, Hanssel Casillas, Rodrigo Cortes, Ianis Guerrero, Tenoch Huerta
While the topic of this film can be difficult, it was a highly recommended movie. The story, locations, and acting are top-notch. Take the time to see this film, you won't regret it.
Uncompromising and fearless. Great performances from the child actors. That final shot is one for the history books.
The child actors are fantastic. Good story. Well written and tugs at the heartstrings. A solid, very enjoyable movie.
this was one of the most beautiful film experiences i have ever had. i sobbed at the end. you feel the passion, the fearlessness. the child actors, especially little Shine, astonish. beautiful, breathtaking. the horror elements feel contrived, and in the end they feel a little shallow, but the crushing hopelessness of life in a place like where these kids grow up is overwhelming, as do those brief unadulterated moments of joy the kids enjoy.