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Friday, March 19, 2021

 

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID
(2017)
Written & Directed
By
ISSA LOPEZ


I wasn’t sure what I was going to think about “Tigers Are Not Afraid”, but I was surprisingly blown away.  The film is not complex, yet it is extremely complex by way of its simplicity.  The layers of emotional depth that resonate throughout are, in the end, profound and very moving.  I was not expecting “Tigers” to touch my heart the way it did.  The film has an immense soul that slowly wells up through the tragic lives of the cast of orphaned children, but is conveyed without sentimental tropes.

“Tigers” is a grim fantasy filtered through complete realism; or is it the realism that is filtered through complete fantasy?  Either way, “Tigers” is honest.  It tells the tale of the very real horrors faced by children living in a world overrun and manipulated by criminal cartels south of the American border.  It is about how these lost kids deal with the debilitating hand life has dealt them––though not by running away, but by standing up and biting back.  This is why “Tigers Are Not Afraid”.  And this is why this dark, macabre tragedy will shock you by putting a tear in your eye as the credits roll.  Highly recommended.  Watch it. :)


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WATCH The TRAILER Here:
https://youtu.be/6mNxv5nk0xw




WATCH a CLIP From the MOVIE:
Tigers Are Not Afraid - "Shine's Story" Clip

https://youtu.be/SeFaeu5_TI4





THE MUSIC of "TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID"

I LOVED The "TIGERS" Musical SCORE
Composed by VINCE POPE
(Available on iTunes, etc.)

Enjoy a bit of the haunting and beautiful music...

"VUELVEN"
(Main Theme: Tigers Are Not Afraid)
https://youtu.be/74kLN6SC3cM



“ROOFTOP CHASE”
(Tigers Are Not Afraid: Soundtrack)
https://youtu.be/X5aC2TT3Uhk





INTERVIEW with Writer/Director ISSA LOPEZ
Arrow Video FrightFest 2018
https://youtu.be/MvUJWgkKFy0







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