First Trailer for Jonás Cuarón's 'Desierto' Starring Gael García Bernal

December 23, 2015
Source: YouTube

Desierto Trailer

"I have a son in the United States. He gave me this bear to protect me. I promised him I would get it back to him." STX Entertainment has debuted the first trailer for a film called Desierto, directed by Alfonso Cuarón's son Jonás Cuarón. The thriller set on the US-Mexican border stars Gael García Bernal as a man trying to make it back safely. Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as an angry border patrol agent out to hunt him down. We already ran a review of this film from the London Film Festival, saying that it "builds the tension and drama with great care and precision, never lulling or feeling over-long" with great "depth" in the lead performances. This is a sleek trailer, the footage in it will definitely grab your attention. Check it out below.

Here's the first official trailer for Jonás Cuarón's Desierto, direct from STX's YouTube:

What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life 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 them as they continuously discover there’s nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer. Desierto is both written & directed by young Mexican filmmaker Jonás Cuarón (son of director Alfonso Cuarón), of the short Aningaaq previously. The screenplay is by Jonás Cuarón & Mateo Garcia. The film premiered at TIFF and the London Film Festival. STX will release Desierto starting on March 4th, 2016.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Men who hunt men. The Most Dangerous Game.

DAVIDPD on Dec 23, 2015


Europe is having more and more of such angry men. Hopefully they won't turn to be like this one. Looks watchable ...

shiboleth on Dec 23, 2015


This looks interesting, but god the trailer is trying too hard to make this film seem intense.

Ben on Dec 23, 2015


Almost like a Negan origin story.

bumboclot on Dec 24, 2015


Pathetic. Make the criminals look like victims. Because we all know there are sooooo many US citizens just loading up and murdering illegal immigrants as they sneak across the border. Way to make a fairy tale about the reality of illegal border crossing.

tommyturner on Dec 26, 2015


This appears to be a fantasy tale.

Carpola on Dec 27, 2015

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