VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

MISS BALA

V' 11

MISS BALA

Gerardo Naranjo
Mexiko, 2010
Fiction, 112min, OmeU

MISS BALA

Gerardo Naranjo
Mexiko, 2010
Fiction, 112min, OmeU

Actors: 
Stephanie Sigman
Laura Guerrero
Noé Hernández
Lino Valdez
James Russo
Jimmy
José Yenque
Kike Camára
Irene Azuela
Jessica
Screenplay: 
Gerardo Naranjo
Mauricio Katz
Sound: 
Salvador Félix
Pablo Lach
Camera: 
Mátyás Erdély
Editor: 
Gerardo Naranjo
Composer: 
Emilio Kauderer
Decoration: 
Ivonne Fuentes
Costume: 
Ana Terrazas

Production: 
Canana Films Fox International Productions
World Sales: 
Fox International Productions
Format: 
35 mm
Color

One of the most exciting young talents around, Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo approaches the hot-button topic of drug violence through the perspective of an unlikely, unwitting heroine: a Tijuana beauty pageant contestant who stumbles into the path of ruthless cartel operatives and corrupt officials. Although inspired by a true story, Miss Bala avoids docudrama cliches and tabloid sensationalism, and instead evokes the pervasive climate of fear and confusion that has enveloped daily life in some increasingly lawless pockets of northern Mexico. Using long takes and fluid, precise camera work, Naranjo fashions a highly original thriller: an anguished and harrowing mood piece with an undertow of bleakly absurdist humor and moments of heart-stopping action. (New York Film Festival)