Guillermo del Toro Will Present TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID at TIFF Bell Lightbox

The festival hit Tigers Are Not Afraid will find a permanent streaming home on Shudder sometime this year, but cinephiles attending the Toronto International Film Festival will have an opportunity to screen the film much sooner–with Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro! Here’s the full scoop from this morning’s press release:

Related Article: TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID Finds a Home at Shudder!

Writer-director Issa López’s highly anticipated horror-fantasy film Tigers Are Not Afraid will get a Toronto-exclusive theatrical run at TIFF Bell Lightbox starting Friday, August 23. The film’s opening night screening will be presented by one of the film’s biggest fans: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth), who will host a Q&A with the filmmaker after the 7:45 pm screening on August 23. 

López draws on the real-life consequences of the drug wars in Mexico for her dark fairy tale about orphaned children left behind in the aftermath of violence. The Shudder Exclusive film follows 10-year-old Estrella, who wants nothing more than to be reunited with her missing mother. In true horror fashion, her wish is granted with a cruel twist when her mother returns to her from the dead to haunt her every move. Hoping to escape the past, Estrella runs away and joins a gang of street kids who have experienced similar losses. But she soon realizes that the dead and those we lose never truly leave us — and that wishes rarely come true the way you want them to. 

Tigers Are Not Afraid opens August 23rd, only at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Tickets for Tigers Are Not Afraid go on sale to Members August 14th and to the public August 15th. 

Tickets for the event with Guillermo del Toro and Issa López are $23.75 for the public, $17 for Members, and $19.25 for seniors and students with valid ID. Tickets for regular screenings of the film are $14 for the public, $12 for Members, and $11.50 for seniors and students with valid ID. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 416-599-2033 or 1-888-258-8433.  

A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.

Tigers Are Not Afraid stars Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, and Hanssel Casillas.

Are you attending TIFF next month? Are you excited to check out Tigers Are Not Afraid? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.



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