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Mexican Director Amat Escalante Talks Violent Love Story 'Heli,' Out Now in Select Cities

When it screened at Cannes in 2013, the Mexican film “Heli” raised eyebrows and some hackles for its unsparing evocation of Mexico’s drug-war violence, including torture. A compelling story of one simple family who, through no real fault of their own, stumble into a nightmare, “Heli” was director Amat Escalante’s third film at Cannes, and his first in competition. (It opens in select theaters this weekend.)
  • By Tom Christie
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  • June 13, 2014 1:52 PM
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