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Directed by Amat Escalante

Mexico 2016 98 mins. In Spanish

A meteorite brings a strange creature with an ability to intensely satisfy sexual desire to Guanajuato, Mexico. Director Amat Escalante returns to the social realism of his 2013 feature Heli, which screened at PIFF 37, but mixes it with the genre influence of Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession for a potent meditation on homophobia, domestic violence, and other social ills. “Once it wraps its tentacles around you, The Untamed doesn’t let go—and you might not want it to.”— Michael Nordine, IndieWire

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