We haven’t seen much of Jonás Cuarón since he penned the stunning sci-fi film Gravity back in 2013, but he’s returned this week with Desierto, a tense thriller which he wrote and directed. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Gael Garcia Bernal, it follows the plight of a group of Mexicans illegally crossing the US border somewhere in the desert.
After their truck breaks down, the group must travel on foot across the border, but once they’re on US soil, a lone gunman named Sam (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) decides to take border patrol into his own racist hands and systematically hunts them down. It ends up becoming a mano-a-mano battle between immigrant Moises (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Sam, as the two fight each other and the elements surrounding them.
At the recent press day for Desierto, we sat down with Cuarón and Bernal for an exclusive interview. During our discussion, they spoke about working in the desert conditions, why they wanted to make this film, Donald Trump’s views on immigration and more.
Hear what he had to say in the video above and be sure to catch Desierto as it’s now in theatres!