El tigre y la flor / The Tiger’s Fight

A film by Denisse Quintero

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)

This short film preceded the screening of the feature Mala junta (Bad Influence)

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El tigre y la flor


Mexico, Drama/Romance, 2016
17 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

After a year of drought, Nicolas and Pablo, best friends, prepare for “the tiger’s fight,” a pre-Hispanic ritual where the village men fight each other to imitate thunder and summon the rain in hope of a good harvest. Some of the tigers also deliver commitment flowers to a girl as a sign of love. This year, Nicolas has decided to offer flowers not to a girl, but to Pablo.

Texas Premiere

Print Source: Cosimo Santoro,