Tag: amatescalante

THE UNTAMED Interview: Amat Escalante On His Best Film Yet

The Untamed (aka La región salvaje) is arguably Amat Escalante’s greatest film yet. After dealing with the Mexican drug trade in Heli, Escalante returned with another social drama set in Guanajuato, his hometown. This time, though, there’s a fantastic element...

Review: THE UNTAMED, Riveting and Shocking, It Needs to Be Watched to Be Believed

One of the reasons that I love fantastic genre film is that it can often find the most relevant and interesting metaphors for dealing with issues of social life, be they cultural, political, or sexual. The Untamed, which won the...

Review: HELI, Important And Unforgettable, Yet Still Taking The Easy Way Out

In Mexico there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Amat Escalante's third feature Heli. Yes, Steven Spielberg loved it at Cannes and Danny Boyle praised it at the Guanajuato Film Festival, but there's a large group of Mexican critics...

Ariel Awards 2014: THE GOLDEN CAGE Dominates Mexican Oscars

Diego Quemada-Díez's debut film The Golden Cage (La Jaula de Oro), a drama about Central American immigrants travelling to the United States, won big at the 56th edition of the Ariel Awards, the Mexican equivalent of the Oscars. After having...

Hey Los Angeles! Hola Mexico Offers A Tempting Menu Of Mexican Cinematic Delights

Celebrating its sixth edition, the Hola Mexico Festival starts today (Friday, May 9), in Los Angeles at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE. The festival aims to bring "the best films, food and music from Mexico to Downtown Los Angeles," and as...

HELI Is Mexico's Oscar Submission, While LA JAULA DE ORO (THE GOLDEN CAGE) Goes For The Goya

The Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) confirmed that Amat Escalante's Heli is Mexico's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming Academy Awards. Heli was chosen over such films as Eugenio Derbez's Instructions Not Included, Claudia...

Review: HELI, Unforgettable Images Drawn From A Flawed Script

In Mexico there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Amat Escalante's third feature Heli. Yes, Steven Spielberg loved it at Cannes and Danny Boyle praised it at the Guanajuato Film Festival, but there's a large group of Mexican critics...

Complete HELI Press Conference With Amat Escalante And The Cast

As previously reported, Amat Escalante's Heli opens in Mexico on Friday, August 9. So the director and his cast are here supporting their film and getting ready for the Mexico City premiere, to be celebrated at the Cinematheque (Cineteca Nacional)...

HELI, Cannes 2013 Winner For Best Director, Comes To Mexico In August

The films of the Cannes 2013 official competition will be arriving to Mexican cinemas little by little. It's very likely that we won't get to see some of them until next year (or maybe just on Blu-Ray), but for now...