Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven)

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Tigers Are Not Afraid draws on childhood trauma for a story that deftly blends magical fantasy and hard-hitting realism - and leaves a lingering impact.



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Estrella is 10 years old, and three wishes: the first, is that her missing mother returns. And it is fulfilled; but she is dead and follows her everywhere. Terrade, Estrella tries to escape, joining a band of children orphaned by violence. He soon learns that in reality the dead are never left behind, and that when one lives in the midst of brutality and violence, though desires never go forth as the heart wishes, only warriors survive.


Critic Reviews for Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven)

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López's fable has already drawn comparisons to Pan's Labyrinth, but has a phantasmagoric energy and modern urgency all its own.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

A scary yet sometimes fanciful story of a little girl...like a dirtied-up Guillermo del Toro flick.

Dec 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Issa Lopez is an incredibly exciting filmmaker who, if there is any justice, will go onto have a career comparable to Guillermo del Toro.

Feb 3, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The fantastic elements bring levity to the film's upsetting themes and plot developments, helping writer/director Issa Lopez and her young protagonists soar.

Feb 2, 2019 | Full Review…

A bold piece of magical realism that takes an unflinching look at the horrors of Mexico's drug war

Dec 27, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

A carefully crafted, tragic tale of survival amid violent and horrific acts witnessed from the perspective of a child who is caught in the crossfire.

Nov 20, 2018 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

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