Monday, 31 October 2016

New trailer for Desierto arrives online

STX Entertainment have recently released their latest trailer for Jonás Cuarón's Desierto.

If the name Jonás Cuarón seems familiar it is because he is in the illustrious Cuarón lineage. His father is Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) and Jonás is now preparing his second directing feature, a new thriller entitled Desierto.

Desierto – which, as you may have guessed, is the Spanish word for desert – is a horror movie set in Trump's America, pitting illegal Mexican immigrants against a gun-toting redneck vigilante border guard.

Gael García Bernal – who worked with Cuarón senior on Y Tu Mamá También (2001) – leads the group of Mexican immigrants making the treacherous journey across the border, while Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) continues his villainous streak as a one man killing machine, picking off the border crossers with his rifle and pet dog.

The Cuarón father and son team co-wrote Gravity (2013) together (with Jonás also directing the seven-minute related short Aningaaq) and have collaborated once again on this script. And the family connections don't end there – Jonás' uncle Carlos is also listed as a producer.

Despite mixed reviews in its native country, Desierto has already been selected as the Mexican entry for next year's Best Foreign Language Oscar entry, which surely makes it an intriguing proposition.

Desierto is out in the US now but has yet to secure a UK release date.

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