The Gigantes

Fiction | Spain · 2020 · 94´ · English, Spanish · B

Sinopsis

Drowning in debt, JJ, a young white trash woman from the US, escapes from Los Angeles to Baja California, Mexico, looking for an old lover to save her from her tumultuous existence. She is accompanied by Esmeralda, a 14-year-old Mexican teenager who escapes from home and offers her a tempting sum of money if she accepts to take her to see her father. Always with the threat of being discovered, they embark on an adventure through the desert in which JJ's bad decisions will increasingly complicate things; but, along the way, a special relationship will emerge between both of them.

Director

Beatriz Sanchis

Graduated with a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Valencia, she started making Video art. Her first piece, Love, was filmed in a garage with some friends without any budget. In 2014 she wrote and directed her first feature film, Todos Están Muertos. Like her colleagues, she is a female director who fights to tell stories about women who don’t fit into society's standards.

Mexican Premiere

Director
Beatriz Sanchís

Screenplay
Beatriz Sanchís, Marty Minnich

Cinematography
Nicolas Wong Díaz

Music
Aaron Rux

Sound
Sergio Díaz

Production designer
Luisa Gaula

Editor
Beatriz Sanchis, Sergio Solares Álvarez, Sonia Sánchez Carrasco

Producer
Inna Payán, Luis Salinas

Cast
Samantha Jane Smith, Andrea Sutton, Regina Orozco, Ana Layevska, Pedro de Tavira Egurrola

Contact
Rogelio Coyotl
rogelio@animaldeluz.com