Tigers Are Not Afraid presents us with a Mexican city effectively run by a drug cartel. Kidnappings and murder are a daily occurrence that our troop of protagonist street urchins, who survive each day as it comes.
I decided to catch an afternoon screening ‘All the Creatures Were Stirring’ in Cannes, knowing that Jinga Films always supply some of the best films at FrightFest. What better chance to narrow down any potential clashes at the August bank holiday festival?
From the writer of ‘Let the Right One In’ (John Ajvide Lindqvist), and director of horror festival favourite, ‘Shelley’ (Ali Abbassi), ‘Border’ is a Swedish-Danish comment on outsiders of society and the importance of being yourself.
At Cannes this year, as they are every other, Troma were in attendance, bringing monsters and promises of excessive bodily fluids to the streets and this year onto the screen in the form of this insane sequel to the corny Nuke em franchise.
I consumed Takashi Miike’s live action adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s manga, ‘Blade Of The Immortal’ during a packed screening in Cannes. Miike enjoys one of the largest cult followings for his extreme moviemaking. Nobody has been generating the kind of daring, original and larger-than-life cinema for as long as, in such frequency.