Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Tigers Are Not Afraid


Year: 2017
Country: MEXICO
Run Time: 83 minutes

Tigers Are Not Afraid
Tigers Are Not Afraid
Tigers Are Not Afraid
Tigers Are Not Afraid

The ongoing drug war in Mexico has resulted in an unknown number of children left orphaned and homeless, fending for themselves on the streets of abandoned neighborhoods. TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID is a captivating modern-day fairy tale that follows five of these orphans as they struggle to survive in a world full of violence and death. When one of the children, Estrella, is granted three wishes, the line between reality and fantasy blurs dramatically. As dark and mysterious events unfold, it becomes uncertain whether these wishes are a blessing or a terrifying curse. In their quest for the truth, Estrella and her friends face a variety of dangers, including ghosts, tigers, drug cartels, and a cell phone with a grim secret. Fused with horror, magic, and folklore, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID is a hauntingly imaginative cinematic experience that will stay with you long after you leave the theater. (In Spanish with subtitles) —G.S.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9:40 PM

After Hours
Cinema en Español

ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition


Issa López

Issa López is a film director, screenwriter, and producer born and raised in Mexico City. She holds a B.A. in film directing and screenwriting from Mexico’s National University, and she completed a two-year graduate program created by Televisa, the largest broadcasting network in the Spanish-speaking world. She has since written and directed many TV shows at Televisa.

Efectos secundarios (2006), Casi Divas (2008), TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (2017)

Marco Polo Constansde

Issa López

Juan José Saravia

Joaquim Martí

Principal Cast
Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Tenoch Huerta, Ianis Guerrero

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