The Untamed 2016
La región salvaje (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 38min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 July 2017 (USA)
Alejandra is a young mother who works her in-laws’ candy factory and raises her two children, along with her husband Ángel, in a small city in Mexico. She has an unhappy marriage. Her brother Fabián is a nurse at a local hospital and lover of her husband. Their provincial lives are altered with the arrival of Veronica who becomes Fabian’s girlfriend. Sex and love are fragile in certain regions where family values exist, and where hypocrisy, homophobia, and machismo are strong. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby forest, in an isolated hut, there is something mysterious that is the answer to all their problems. It is something which they can not resist its power.
An edgy drama about a gay teen’s tumultuous decent into drugs and anonymous sex, Wrecked smashes cinematic taboos while it spins its cautionary tale. Ryan is an earnest 18-year-old trying to develop a career as an actor and getting his life on the right track. This course is quickly threatened with the sudden arrival of his sort-of ex, Daniel, who arrives at Ryan’s door wanting a place to stay and offering the promise of a normal, loving relationship. But Daniel’s drug addiction and attitude towards casual sex derail any hope for normalcy and soon ensnares Ryan in his own downward spiral. Handheld cameras, a hot young cast and a boldly upfront approach to sex combine to make Wrecked a unique film experience.
The next door neighbors Nell Bedworth and Woody Deane have opposite behaviors and hate each other: the virgin geek Nell is polite, sensitive and well-prepared to go to Yale, while Woody is rude and his greatest expectation is to join a mediocre university due to his abilities playing football. When Nell and Woody are assigned to visit a museum together, they argue in front of a statue of an Aztec god. During the night, their souls swap bodies, bringing difficult situations to them. They first try to damage each other’s reputation in high school, but soon they discover that their dream of joining college can only happen with mutual respect and support.
Melon Rainbow 2015
28min | Short, Drama | 11 March 2017 (USA)
Melon Rainbow is a young girl who wishes to be seen, which is ironic since she works as a cleaning lady in a Housing Association for blind people. So in the evening she goes on-line on her chat page where she undresses in front of her followers while having her neon light over her bed turned on. Her daily life seems pointless but then she gets into a sexual relationship with a young blind man Albert.
The Ice Storm 1997
R | 1h 52min | Drama | 26 November 1997 (USA)
In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her husband’s lies. Their son, Paul, home for the holidays, escapes to the city to pursue an alluring rich girl from his prep school. And young, budding nymphomaniac, Wendy Hood roams the neighborhood, innocently exploring liquor cabinets and lingerie drawers of her friends’ parents, looking for something new. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century. Things get bad…
Las Plantas 2015
1h 30min | Drama | 20 October 2016 (Chile)
Amid the responsibility of taking care of her brother, who is in vegetative state, financial problems and the awaking of her sexuality Florencia becomes obsessed with the comic “The Plants”, which is about the invasion of plant souls to human bodies during full moon.