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Tragic Jungle

A Feature film by Yulene Olaizola

Production year : 2020


    1920, on the border between Mexico and Belize. Deep in the Mayan jungle, a lawless territory where myths abound, a group of Mexican gum workers cross paths with Agnes, a mysterious young Belizean woman. Her presence incites tension among the men, arousing their fantasies and desires. Filled with new vigor, they face their destiny, without knowing that they have woken up Xtabay, a legendary being that lurks in the heart of the jungle.

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Manny Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Varios Lobos

    Foreign production companies :

    Malacosa Cine, Contravia Films, Varios Lobos

    Full credits (7)

    Screenwriters :

    Yulene Olaizola, Rubén Imaz

    Co-producers :

    Birgit Kemner, Philippe Gompel

    Editors :

    Rubén Imaz, Yulene Olaizola

    Costume designer :

    Samuel Conde

    Foreign producers :

    Rubén Imaz, Yulene Olaizola

    Sound Recordist :

    José Miguel Enriquez

    Music Composer :

    Alejandro Otaola

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production language :

    Spanish, Maya, English, Creole

    Coproducer countries :

    Mexico, France, Colombia

    Original French-language productions :


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    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 36 min

    Current status :

    Approval :


    News (3)

    Festival Selections (15)

    HIIFF - 2020

    HIIFF (China, 2020)


    Official Selection

    IFFAM - 2020

    IFFAM (Macao, 2020)


    Official Selection

    BIFF - 2020

    BIFF (South Korea, 2020)


    World Cinema

    AFI FEST - 2020

    AFI FEST (United States, 2020)


    World Cinema

    Warsaw Film Festival - 2020

    Warsaw Film Festival (Poland, 2020)


    Free Spirit Competition

    Awards (2)

    Vienna (Viennale) - International Film Festival - 2020

    Vienna (Viennale) - International Film Festival (Austria, 2020)


    Viennale Award of the Der Standard Reader Jury

    Warsaw Film Festival - 2020

    Warsaw Film Festival (Poland, 2020)


    Free Spirit Award