I Promise You Anarchy
Te prometo anarquía

DIRECTOR: Julio Hernández Cordón

A gritty, visually arresting portrait of contemporary Mexico City, this spectacular new drama from writer-director Julio Hernández Cordón (Gasolina) follows a pair of skateboarding paramours who revel in their blissful sexuality while making a living through black-market blood trafficking. With drug-related violence at an alarming high, business in the underground blood trade proves lucrative for the charming, entrepreneurial Miguel (Diego Calva), who orchestrates groups of his friends and neighbors to get “milked,” as he calls it. As the demand for blood and the size of the jobs increase, he enlists his bisexual, rough-around-the-edges lover Johnny (Eduardo Eliseo Martínez) as his business partner, hoping to provide a distraction from his clingy sometime girlfriend Adri (Shvasti Calderon). However, as the stakes start to rise, Miguel and Johnny quickly find themselves in over their heads.

With a sophisticated, assured screenplay that never feels heavy-handed, impressive performances from its cast of unknowns (the director found both of the leads via Facebook), and raw, realistic cinematography that calls to mind some of Gus Van Sant’s best work, I Promise You Anarchy is a powerful, daring tale of young love in the seedy underbelly of Mexico’s capital.

— Joe Bowman

This film contains depictions of violence.

In Spanish, English with English subtitles.

AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: F119

Co-presented by:
Cine+Mas - San Francisco Latino Film Festival

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