New Trailer for Jonás Cuarón's Film 'Desierto' with Gael García Bernal

September 27, 2016
Source: YouTube

Desierto Trailer

"Welcome to the land of the free." STX Entertainment has debuted the second trailer for the film Desierto, directed by Alfonso Cuarón's son Jonás Cuarón. The thriller set on the US-Mexican border features Gael García Bernal as a man trying to make it back safely his family in the US. Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as an angry American vigilante with a gun and a dog who hates those trying to cross illegally. We already ran a trailer last year and a review of this film from the London Film Festival, saying it "builds the tension and drama with great care and precision, never lulling or feeling over-long." The film is a bit dry but has great performances by both Bernal & Morgan, and is another poignant reminder about the troubles on the border.

Here's the second official trailer (+ a poster) for Jonás Cuarón's Desierto, direct from STX's YouTube:

Desierto Poster

Desierto Poster US

You can still watch the first official trailer for Desierto here, to compare footage from these two trailers.

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. This first premiered at TIFF and the London Film Festival last year, also playing the Los Angeles Film Festival. STX opens Cuarón's Desierto starting October 14th, after being delayed from release earlier this year. Curious?

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