This movie is based on the real-life Mexican Zone of Silence, which shares the 27th parallel with the Bermuda Triangle, the pyramids at Giza and Tibet’s sacred cities. It’s a place where conversations stop dead, electronic devices stop working and supposedly aliens have been witnessed. Or it’s totally a made-up legend for tourist bucks.
In order to save her son’s life, Ana must find a powerful stone that her grandfather found inside that very same Zone of Silence. But now, she’s also learning more about her family, her life (and death) and the secrets of the Zone than she ever wanted to.
Director Lorena Villarreal has only one other directorial credit, 2004’s Las lloronas, made nearly 15 years before the Hollywood version that came out this year. Yet this was an assured and very interesting movie that asks, “What would you do if you had the power over life and death?”
There’s plenty of gorgeous scenery and some actual shocking moments. This one kept my attention from beginning to end.
Want to learn more? Visit the official site and then check this movie out when its available on VOD and DVD May 14 from Uncork’d Entertainment.