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The Untamed + Islands (Cannes Queer Palm Best Short Film Award Winner)

  • Argenta Community Theater 405 Main Street North Little Rock, AR, 72114 United States (map)

ISLANDS (LES ÎLES)

Queer Palm Best Short Film Award (Cannes Film Festival)

*screening before the feature The Untamed

Directed by Yann Gonzalez
France | Narrative | 23:50
In French with English subtitles

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cannes, Neuchatel International Fantasy Film Festival

Characters wander through an erotic maze of love and desire.

Adults Only: Contains scenes of explicit sexuality. Must be 18+ to purchase ticket.


The Untamed

**screening after the short film Islands

Directed by Amat Escalante
2016 | Mexico | 100 mins
In Spanish with English Subtitles
Narrative Features
Arkansas Premiere

Insane. One of the most wild films of the year.
— Kate Erbland, indieWIRE

WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR, Venice International Film Festival; BEST DIRECTOR, Fantastic Fest

Amat Escalante, one of the world’s most celebrated young filmmakers, directs his outrage about institutionalized homophobia and misogyny in Mexico into a bold, creepy melodrama drawn from actual headlines.  Tipping his hat to the sociopolitical horror of Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, he brings a trio of oppressed lovers face to face with a tentacled extraterrestrial sure to make your skin crawl. ~ Mark Thiedeman