Amat Escalante’s fifth feature, shown in Cannes this year, is a disarming and gripping thriller that explores class inequality and crime in today’s Mexico.
A professor and activist, Paloma disappears without a trace after her protests against the local mining industry. Five years later, her 20-year-old son Emiliano searches relentlessly for the culprit. A note leads him to the summer house of the rich and eccentric Aldama family. In his search for the truth, Emiliano plunges into a dark world full of secrets, lies, corruption and guilt.