Reviewing Desierto


Desierto is a 2015 Mexican thriller film directed by Jonás Cuarón. It was shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for Special Presentations. The film is scheduled to be released on March 4, 2016, by STX Entertainment.

What begins as a hopeful journey by Mexican migrant workers looking to seek a better life by crossing the US border quickly becomes a fight for survival, when the unarmed men and women are chased across the desert terrain by a merciless rifle-toting vigilante.