|Tigers Are Not Afraid, poster. ©2019 Shudder
“Tigers Are Not Afraid/Vuelven” crosses the border between fiction and reality - timely, remarkable, and provocative!
A decade of the ongoing “War on Drugs” has left thousands of deaths and missing people in Mexico. The acclaimed writer/director Issa López bravely tackles the growing problem of the forgotten children of war. In her new genre film - street children bargain with drug dealers and crooked politicians and live death.
López says, “In a movie, fear is the hardest emotion to play.” Before shooting, she talked to the children about fantasies, misbeliefs, and other realities. “It was easy for them to empathize with the other children with no parents,” she settles.
American children can’t escape the disturbance of mass school shootings. Child soldiers in African nations, the Sicario kids in South America, and many children worldwide have terrifying times.
In Issa López’s world, believing in fairy tales to confront these challenges is necessary. Remember, you only have three wishes to fulfill your destiny.
|José Alberto Hermosillo, Issa López. Photo: ©2019 Festival in LA.
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