AMC Networks has announced that its horror streaming service Shudder has acquired the distribution rights to film festival favorite Tigers Are Not Afraid. The Spanish-language film first premiered at Fantastic Feat in Austin, TX where filmmaker Issa Lopez won for Best Director. The film continued the festival circuit, racking up several Best Feature awards, including Screamfest and Toronto After Dark.
Lopez said: “I’m incredibly happy to announce that Shudder will distribute Tigers Are Not Afraid for English-language audiences. Shudder is an outstanding curator of the best and the weirdest of international fantastic cinema, including many of my favorite new movies from trailblazing filmmakers. The opportunity to have Tigers Are Not Afraid among them is an absolute honor.”
Shudder general manager Craig Engler stated: “Tigers Are Not Afraid is a horror fable for the ages, as moving as it is frightening thanks to Issa’s fearless imagination. We are honored and excited to share this powerful film with our members.”
Tigers Are Not Afraid will premiere sometime late this year, exclusively on Shudder.
A moving portrait of the dire circumstances of the children left behind by Mexico’s brutal drug wars. Estrella (Paolo Lara) is ten-years-old and alone. Given three magical wishes, she asks first that her missing mother come back, and she does… from the dead. Fearful of the ghost she believes she’s invoked, Estrella escapes to the streets and earns her way into a gang of other children, orphaned by cartel violence. But soon Estrella discovers you can never really leave the dead behind.