Tigers Are Not Afraid

BEST PICTURE
BEST DIRECTOR – Issa López
BEST ACTRESS – Paola Lara
BEST ACTOR – Juan Ramón López
BEST EDITING – Joaquim Marti

Q&A moderated by Jace Anderson

"...this is one terrific film, both tough and touching. Two minutes in, I was under its spell.", Stephen King

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 23 mins
Country: 
Mexico
Synopsis: 
We are in a Mexican city turned into a ghost town by the drug-war. Estrella is 11, and when her mother vanishes, she makes a wish: she wants her mother to come back. And mom does return—from the dead. Terrified, Estrella escapes and joins a rag-tag gang of other children orphaned by the violence, all escaping their own past. But she learns that in a city ruled by death, you can’t simply leave the ghosts behind; they walk with you wherever you go.
Directed by: 
Issa Lopez
Produced by: 
Marco Polo Constandse, coproducer Tania Benitez
Executive Producer(s): 
Carlos Taibo, Francisco González Compean
Written by: 
Issa Lopez
Main Cast: 
Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Ianis Guerrero, Rodrigo Cortes, Hanssel Casillas, Nery Arredondo, Tenoch Huerta Mejía. 

About the Director

Issa LópezIssa López is a Mexican writer and director. López has won several literature awards, including the National Novel Award granted by Mexico’s Institute of Fine Arts and Literature.[1] In addition to her literary work, she penned multiple TV shows, some of them reaching the highest audience ratings in Mexican prime-time TV, and wrote the scripts for several film features, three of them produced in Mexico by the Major Hollywood Studios, and two of those directed by herself; Efectos Secundarios (Warner Bros., 2006) and Casi Divas (Sony Pictures, 2008). In 2015, López shot her third feature as a director, and tenth as a writer, Tigers Are Not Afraid. As of June 2016, she's finishing post-production of the movie, and starting pre-production of 'Moctezuma & M...read more