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Alejandra is a young mother who works her in-laws' candy factory and raises her two children, along with her husband Ángel, in a small city in Mexico. She has an unhappy marriage. Her brother Fabián is a nurse at a local hospital and lover of her husband. Their provincial lives are altered with the arrival of Veronica who becomes Fabian's girlfriend. Sex and love are fragile in certain regions where family values exist, and where hypocrisy, homophobia, and machismo are strong. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby forest, in an isolated hut, there is something mysterious that is the answer to all their problems. It is something which they can not resist its power.Written by
Alejandra is ensnared in a marriage without emotion or passion. Her macho husband Angel is in a hidden relationship with her brother Fabian. It takes a mysterious and confident loner, Veronica, to break Alejandra out of her funk. A cabin in the woods, imbued with an alien presence, provides a source of pleasure to both women. It is also a force of destruction. The same source that sets them free from a chauvinistic and homophobic society, may also be their undoing. Nothing will be the same for them. They struggle to find a balance.
The Untamed combines science fiction with horror and eroticism in a thrilling way. It is entrancing, totally unique and extremely unpredictable. It explores our primal desires as well as our tendency towards self-destruction. The vision of the film is liberating. It not only breaks our notions of film genres and chauvinistic society, it toys with our notions of sound. As with films by Nicolas Winding Refn, the acoustics heighten the tension. There is so much depth and pleasure here. Escalante won the Best Director prize at Cannes for 2013 film Heli. This is a better film. Seen at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
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