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Fantasia 2018 Review: Tigers Are Not Afraid

August 05, 2018 1 min read

[Fantasia 2018 has officially come to a close! Be sure to hit up Flixist for our coverage of the weird and wonderful films of the festival.]

A mythic force is spiriting people away in a rundown Mexican town, leaving droves of abandoned children to cluster together and wander the streets themselves. This force is responsible for the disappearance of 10-year-old Estrella's (Paola Lara) mother, and now she suffers to survive on her own.

A cartel controls this town like a mad god, taking who it wants and doing with them as it pleases. All Estrella has against this evil is three wishes, the help of a gang of parentless children, and the demands of her dead mother. What unfolds is a tale that's dark, mystical, and absolutely unafraid of its vicious subject matter.

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