The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival presents:
Director: Jonás Cuarón
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:00pm and 9:00pm
The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St (btw Helmcken and Davie St)
$12/$10 – Advance
$13/$11 – At the door
From Jonás Cuarón and Alfonso Cuarón, the acclaimed filmmakers of Gravity, comes a unique, modern vision of terror. Desierto, starring Gael García Bernal, is a visceral, heart-pounding suspense-thriller packed with tension from start to finish. A group of Mexican emigrants attempts to cross the Mexican-US border. What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a new life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante and his loyal Belgian Malinois dog chase the group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous borderland. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there’s nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer.
The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival welcomes you to our upcoming monthly screening, the Vancouver premiere of Desierto. Join us for the screening and a lively post-screening discussion on immigration issues impacting Latinxs. Also, don’t forget to visit our Facebook page where you frequently have the chance to score free movie tickets, and stay updated on our pachangas leading up to the special ‘Quinceañera’ 15th edition of our festival!