It’s no secret that some of the most critically acclaimed horror movies from the last few years have come from Latino directors. Already this year, we saw Uruguayan filmmaker Fede Alvarez’s contribution to the horror genre, “Don’t Breathe,” which received glowing reviews from both critics and fans. Today the official (NSFW-ish) trailer for “We Are The Flesh,” directed by 26-year-old Emiliano Rocha Minter, hit the internet. It looks like that trend is set to continue.
“We Are The Flesh” has been described by critics as “Hypnotic,” “Intelligent,” and “Unforgettable.”
The short trailer reveals the main characters of the film, which happen to be a brother, a sister, and a hermit they encounter. Seeking escape from their apocalyptic world, the brother and sister find a cave that offers far worse horrors than what they were hiding from. The short trailer teases what looks to be nothing short of visceral experience, a quality that has dominated much of director Rocha Minter’s earlier work. In an interview with Cineuropa, the young director said, “I think the territory of my film is the dream, because dreams are islands where the imagination doesn’t have any limits – our inner police are asleep in our dreams, and our desires awaken and connect directly with our imagination in a very free, beautiful and disturbing way.”
“We Are The Flesh” is scheduled for a limited Los Angeles release on January 13th 2017, with a larger release expected to follow shortly after.