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Cannes Interview: Mexican Director Amat Escalante Talks Violent Love Story 'Heli'

When it screened at Cannes last week, 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” is director Amat Escalante’s third film at Cannes, and his first in competition.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • May 25, 2013 3:06 PM
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