‘We Are the Flesh‘ just went to the top of my must see list.
Aside from having a wonderful trailer that does a great job selling the film without giving too much away, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (Birdman, The Revenant) and Carlos Reygadas (Japón) have also backed the film.
We don’t get enough Mexican produced horror films here in the US, so it’s great to see that We Are the Flesh may end up making a big splash. While in Mexico this past summer I tried making my way to a mom and pop movie store, but never managed to find one nearby. I was hoping to dig into some low-budget Mexican horror films, which is a genre that I assume exists, but probably just doesn’t end up making its way out of the country due to the lack of major distribution and translations.
Maybe We Are the Flesh can help jump start more distributors in seeking out Mexican horror films, because at this point I think some of the most interesting things in horror typically come from outside of the US.
We Are the Flesh is set in a post-apocalypse Mexico, where a brother and sister, Lucio and Fauna, wander a ruined city for years in search of food and shelter. They find their way into one of its last surviving buildings, where a man makes them a dangerous offer to survive the outside world. As they help him transform the building into a womb-like cave, a disquieting sexual relationship emerges, along with a dynamic in which darker instincts do their destructive work.
We Are the Flesh is directed by Emiliano Rocha Minter and premieres at Rotterdam Fest.