Filmmaker Amat Escalante unflinchingly depicts daily life in Mexico with unique sincerity. His characters cook plain food and have sex with little fanfare or hyperbole. Amat reveals the awkwardness of simple beauty and pays homage to the places and people he has known. In this sense, within his films, the fantastical elements that arise also feel real and tangible. The Untamed (2016), for instance, is a genre-bending fable questioning what extremes are needed to fill the void. Are you ready to meet the mythic creature hidden in the woods, able to inflict the greatest sexual pleasure and the deepest pain?