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Mitzi Vanessa Arreola,
Amir Galván Cervera
A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.
We are in some northern border. Any of them. All of them. Estrella is 10 years old and has 3 wishes: The first one, that her missing mother comes back and it happens. Her mother returns but she is dead and follows Estrella everywhere. Petrified, Estrella tries to escape from her by joining a gang orphaned by violence. Soon she realizes that dead are never left behind and when you are in the middle of brutality and violence, wishes never come true the way you want them to be.Written by
Maybe it's the soft spot I have in my heart for these "children in peril" films (Brazil's "Pixote", Romania's "Children Underground", Morocco's "Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets", Democratic Republic of the Congo's "War Witch", etc.), but Mexico's "Vuelven" (or "Tigers Are Not Afraid") definitely ranks up there with the best of them. Funny, touching and brutal, this film will make you glad you have a home in which to watch it.
I can just imagine the suffering felt by other street kids in countries like India, the Philippines, Iraq, Turkey, Venezuela, Russia or even the United States. Their stories are still waiting to be told. Hopefully some brave filmmakers will get enough funds together to illustrate their plight as dramatically, and fantastically, as "Tigers Are Not Afraid."
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