The Untamed

La región salvaje


A young couple living in the Mexican lowlands struggle to find themselves but at the risk of destroying each other in the process. Then when a meteorite crashes onto an isolated mountain nearby, the effects that are felt will change their lives forever.



THE UNTAMED is directed by Amat Escalante. It won the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival in 2016. Escalantes previous feature, HELIwon the award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, 2013.


The project has received funds from Sørfond with Mer Film as co-producer.


Mexico 2016


Amat Escalante


Amat Escalante, Gibrán Portela

Production company

Mantarraya Producciones, Tres Tunas


Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE), Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad (FOPROCINE), Snowglobe Films, Le Pacte, Match Factory Productions, Mer Film, Adomeit Film, Copenhagen Film Fund, ZDF/Arte, Labodigital, Bord Cadre Films, Pimienta Films

Film Festivals
Venice Film Festival – 2016
Toronto International Film Festival – 2016