Jonás Cuarón and Gael García Bernal on 'Desierto'

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The new Mexican film Desierto, stars Gael García Bernal as Moisés, part of a group of migrant workers attempting to cross the border into the United States. They are stalked by a sniper in a giant truck decked out with a faded Confederate flag and a vicious dog, who is determined to kill every last one of them.

Desierto was written and directed by Jonás Cuarón, son of the Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón. It is Mexico's foreign language submission to the Oscars this year.

Jonás Cuarón and Gael García Bernal sat down recently with KCRW's Madeleine Brand. The director said when he set out to make this film, he had no idea that the reaction to it would be heavily influenced by this year's election.




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