Opening nationally on 11 November 2016, Desierto is an award- winning, Mexican thriller, which will have you sitting on the edge of the seat throughout the film.
What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life for Moises (Gael García Bernal) becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against him as he continuously discovers there is nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer.
Writer and director Jonás Cuarón, creates a terrifying suspense-thriller packed with heart-pounding tension, as Sam (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a deranged killer, points his rifle at a group of unarmed men and women at the U.S.-Mexican border and leaves Moises (Gael García Bernal) completely exposed and vulnerable as he fights for survival.
The film 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’. It was selected as the Mexican entry for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ at the 89th Academy Awards.