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
A spectacular film. Far exceeded my expectations. Its grim, sad, creepy, and moving. Like others have said it has a magical realism vibe like Pan's Labyrinth. Highly recommend if you do not mind subtitles.
I got to see this in a local theater when it was released in the US. It was moving, tense, at times scary, and wonderfully acted. Highly recommend.
Wasn't expecting the kill scenes - brutal! Very dark and gritty but extremely well done.
I adore this movie. It really pulled on my heart strings.
Just wow. A real depiction of what the narco-warfare has done to children, and to make it into some metaphorical fairytale that really makes you want to believe in wishes. 10/10 would recommend.