×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Los Cabos Best Mexican Film ‘Feral’ Picked up by One Eyed Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Andrés Kaiser’s found-footage thriller “Feral,” a Fipresci and Best Mexican Feature winner at the Los Cabos Film Festival, has been picked up by U.K. sales company One Eyed Films in the run-up to this year’s Ventana Sur.

A participant at last year’s Ventana Sur Blood Window and Impulso Morelia works in progress sections, the feature is an isolated Oaxaca mountain cabin in the woods-set mockumentary which mixes found footage and witness interviews to tell the story of a defrocked clergyman who lives with three “savage” children he discovered chained in a nearby cave.

“We think that documentaries are real,” explained Kaiser. “That they have nothing to do with fiction. This perception of genre is the mechanism by which ‘Feral’ projects the most hidden horror of the human species: the deep ocean of chaos and darkness that awaits after the encounter with our wild essence.”

As the footage, past and present, comes together, lines blur and it becomes difficult to tell who the real savages are. The children, devoid of social contact through their formative years, alternate between animal-like fear and anger, and a more curious nature recognizable as human. Meanwhile, the monk’s past is uncovered while his motivations are called into question.

One Eyed Films boast an international catalog of indie cinema, focusing heavily on genre films. Their collection of science fiction, fantasy and horror films have racked up awards at major genre festivals such as Korea’s Bucheon, Mexico’s Morbido, and Catalonia’s Sitges and a host of others as well as broader-audience festivals like Rotterdam, BFI London and Karlovy Vary.

In a statement, One Eyed Films explained the allure of “Feral” saying: “We found great appeal in the alluring, spellbinding mystery woven by fascinating found footage narrative trying to uncover events occurred in the depths of a remote forest clearing in Oaxaca involving religion, catechism, superstitions and the quest for the meaning of nature or nurture in humanity.”

“Feral” was co-produced by Latino production company Itaca Films and Nicole Maynard Pinto and Kaisér at Cine Feral.

More Film

  • The Favourite Black Panther

    Audience for Best Picture Nominees Most Diverse in Years, Report Shows

    Theatergoers for Academy Awards best picture-nominated films have become younger and more diverse over the past four years, a report released exclusively to Variety showed. Movio, which specializes in cinema marketing data analytics, said the changes in demographic shifts correspond to the best picture lineup becoming more diverse since the 2015 Oscars, when the #OscarsSoWhite [...]

  • Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation Movie 'Luck' Over John Lasseter Hire

    Emma Thompson has dropped out of the voice cast of Skydance Animation’s upcoming film “Luck,” a spokesperson for the actress told Variety. The beloved British star did some recording for the project, but dropped out in January, following John Lasseter’s hire to the top animation job at David Ellison’s studio, an insider close to the [...]

  • Daniel Kaluuya Lakeith Stanfield

    Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Film About Black Panther Party Leader

    Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in negotiations to star in the historical drama “Jesus Was My Homeboy” about Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton. The project is set up at Warner Bros. with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler producing along with Charles King through his Marco production company. Executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi [...]

  • Watch First Trailer for Motley Crue

    Watch First Trailer for Motley Crue Biopic 'The Dirt'

    Netflix has dropped the first trailer for its Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt” — based on Neil Strauss’ best-selling history of the legendarily bad-behaved ‘80s metal icons — and it looks like the film pulls no punches in terms of the band’s famously sordid history. In this two-minute trailer, we get glimpses of singer Vince [...]

  • ‘Tomorrow and Thereafter,’ ‘Diane Has the

    MyFrenchFilmFestival Prizes ‘Tomorrow and Thereafter,’ ‘Diane Has the Right Shape’

    Actress-director Noémie Lvovsky’s “Tomorrow And Thereafter,” a heartfelt homage to the director’s own mother, and Fabien Gorgeart’s “Diane Has the Right Shape,” about one woman’s surrogate motherhood, both won big at the 2019 UniFrance MyFrenchFilmFestival which skewed female in its winners and viewership, making particularly notable inroads into South East Asia and Latin America. Opening [...]

  • Vue International Chief Slams BAFTA For

    Vue International Chief Slams BAFTA for Awarding Prizes to 'Roma'

    Tim Richards, the founder and chief executive of Vue International, one of the largest cinema chains in Europe, has slammed the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for awarding prizes to Netflix’s “Roma.” Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white film, which is also up for several Oscars, won four BAFTAs at the awards ceremony in London on [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content