Renaud Gauthier, Melissa Urrutia
Jay Bober, Renaud Gauthier, Patricia Léger, Rhamses Navarrette, Josefina Quevedo, Andrès Rivera
A journalist (played by the director Renaud Gauthier himself) goes in search of a mythical plane piloted by a Quebecer, which was carrying cargo for a cartel. It crashed several years ago in Punta Sinistra, on the coast of Mexico, but has never been found by anyone... quickly becoming a real local legend! The journalist is plunged into a feverish adventure full of black magic and encounters with dangerous individuals who also want to find the lost cargo. He thought that this investigation would be a simple treasure hunt, but he soon realizes that his life is now at stake!
PUNTA SINISTRA is Renaud Gauthier's third feature film (after DISCOPATHE and AQUASLASH), shot independently with a micro-crew in Mexico. The director returns to his influences, namely B-movies and Italian horror of the ’70s, with colourful lighting, dubbed dialogue, vintage image treatment and a great orchestral soundtrack. The crazy premise is taken as seriously as it is humorous in the second degree. Larger-than-life characters, dizzying dream sequences, and a narrative written with a good dose of dry humour. It's part investigative thriller, part adventure film, with a fantasy twist that makes for a soaring, mysterious experience. It's a guerrilla tour de force, a real UFO in the Quebec film landscape. The director will tell you about the crazy adventure of the filming itself: his experience with a small local Mexican crew, the casting on location, the search for the beautiful locations, the pandemic that struck during production, and finally the presentation of the film at Fantasia! – Translation: Rupert Bottenberg
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