Miss Bala – New York Film Festival 2011


Miss Bala
Gerardo Naranjo | Mexico | Spanish with English subtitles | Running time: 113m
Sunday 2 October, 4 PM, Alice Tully Hall

Cast: Stephanie Sigman (Laura Guerrero), Irene Azuela (Jessica Berlanga), Miguel Couturier (General Salomón Duarte), Gabriel Heads (Agent Bell), Noe Hernandez (Lino Valdez), James Russo (Jimmy), Jose Yenque (Kike Camara)

Bala is a bullet.

It began with a news photo of beauty queen captured with drug gang.

“The stupidest job in the world gets together with the cruellist job in the world. What has to happen to bring them together?”

Shot in Tijuana. Gun scenes in the provinces.

An essay on impotence, fear, passivity.

A brilliant third outing by Gerardo Naranjo (Voy A Explotar | I’m Gonna Explode, NYFF ’08), with a striking performance by the lead actress, Stephanie Sigman.


Update: US Distributor – Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (2011)