The trailer has been released for Argentinian director Pablo Fendrik’s tale of unfolding revenge The Burning.
Starring Gael Garcia Bernal (Babel, No) and Alice Braga (I Am Legend, Elysium) the film premiered in Official Selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Kai (Garcia Bernal), a mysterious and mystical figure, emerges from the Argentinean rainforest to rescue Vania (Braga), who has been kidnapped by mercenaries. Together they face off against the men who have ruthlessly murdered Vania’s father, a poor farmer, and taken over his land. Part love story, part western, Fendrik turns this latter genre on its head as so-called civilisation becomes a destructive force over both the rich jungle setting and the communities living within it.
Garcia Bernal takes an executive producer credit, and The Burning is produced by Magma Cine, Participant Media, Canana, Bananeira Filmes, Manny Films, Telefe and Aleph Media.
The Burning will be released in the UK on 19th June.