Films: Gerardo Naranjo

Miss Bala

  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • Mexico
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gerardo Naranjo
  • Written by: Gerardo Naranjo
  • Cast: Noe Hernandez
  • UK release: 28 October 2011

Laura (newcomer Sigman) is kidnapped by drugs baron Lino (Hernandez), whose gang La Estrella is waging war against the authorities. This film represents a powerful critique of a society riddled by high-level corruption and lethal violence.

I'm Gonna Explode

  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • Mexico
  • 1h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gerardo Naranjo
  • Cast: Juan Pablo De Santiago, Maria Deschamps, Pedro Gonzalez

Delinquent lovers-on-the-run Roman (Pablo de Santiago) and Maru (Deschamps) from provincial Mexico meet in detention, both equally desperate to rebel. Handheld camerawork, colour-bleached cinematography and a jagged editing style reflect the turbulent perspectives of the teenage characters. And if there's little doubt…