Colombian director Víctor Gaviria melds stark realism with nail-biting thrills in this story about a teenage girl who is kidnapped and forced into marriage with a ferocious shantytown thug.
Amparo lands in a marginal neighborhood in Medellín, Colombia where her cousin Libardo forces her to live under his roof with his family. When she becomes his wife, Amparo cannot escape bearing his child. Will she, through love and temperance, survive and save her daughter?
[Teresa Kramarz, Assistant Professor and Research Associate at the Munk School of Global Affairs, is an expert in the politics of accountability. She will speak about The Animal’s Wife in an extended Q&A session following the second public screening of the film.]