Luisa and Gabino visit their parents in a mining town in the north of Mexico. Their father only really begins to show any interest when Luisa’s actor boyfriend, Paco, starts to play the role of a narco kingpin. To cope with rising family tensions, Gabino imagines a parallel reality of detectives and organised crime. Full of suspence and humour, Nicolás Pereda's latest feature explores archetypal roles and the power of the subconscious to create an entertaining enquiry into performance and the stories we tell, as well as a sly take on how violence in Mexico has infiltrated popular imagination.
Nicolás Pereda (Mexico City, 1982) has an MA in Film Directing from York University, Toronto. His first feature, ¿Dónde están sus historias? (2007), was screened at l'Alternativa 2007, followed by his short Entrevista con la tierra (2008) and his feature Perpetuum Mobile (2009). His next feature, Verano de Goliat, won a Special Mention at l'Alternativa 2010, followed by Los mejores temas (2012) and Mi piel luminosa (2019), both also selected for the official section of the festival.
⇨ Watch Nicolás Pereda's introduction to Fauna on YouTube.
⇨ Watch our interview with Nicolás Pereda on YouTube.
Toronto International Film Festival
Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián