Cannes 2010: Fresh Images From Mexican Cannibal Thriller SOMOS LO QUE HAY (WE ARE WHAT WE ARE)

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Cannes 2010: Fresh Images From Mexican Cannibal Thriller SOMOS LO QUE HAY (WE ARE WHAT WE ARE)
Still my favorite film of the year so far, Jorge Michel Grau's cannibal thriller Somos Lo Que Hay (aka We Are What We Are) will be unleashed on the world as part of Director's Fortnight in Cannes. Though the film screened earlier in Guadalajara, that was in a slightly unfinished version while the Cannes screening will represent the first time the final version of the film has screened.

While we're still hoping to have a trailer soon, a new block of stills from the film - ones that show off its bloodier side - have just arrived via the sales agent, Wild Bunch. Check them out in the gallery below and hit the link for my full review.

A middle-aged man dies in the street, leaving his widow and three sons destitute. The devastated family is confronted not only with his loss but with a terrible challenge - how to survive. For they are cannibals. They have always existed on a diet of human flesh consumed in bloody ritual ceremonies... and the victims have always been provided by the father. Now that he is gone, who will hunt? Who will lead them? How will they slake their horrific hunger? The task falls to the eldest son, Alfredo, a teenage misfit who seems far from ready to accept the challenge... But without human meat the family will die.

Shocking, bloody and deeply moving, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE is a remarkable reinvention of the horror genre - a visceral and powerfully emotional portrait of a family bound by a terrible secret hunger and driven by monstrous appetites.

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joshtownsendApril 27, 2010 4:12 PM

I read your review and you have me intrigued...Never heard of it till now. What a great idea for a story.