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Two young students, propelled by their own artistic quest for justice, clash with brutal police aggression. In a country ruled by impunity, revenge becomes their sole alternative.
A graffiti artist and a punk band singer meet in a context of crisis and social discontent. Their idealistic and revolutionary minds yearn for a fairer world, and they are willing to fight for it.
Music and street art unite them and serve as their weapons. Naive and innocent, they demand justice until they become victims of an assault by three corrupt police officers who awake in them, the unimaginable rage of those who have nothing left to lose.
Viktor, a graffiti artist, and Eva, the singer of a punk band, meet in an atmosphere of profound social crisis and discontent. Their idealistic and revolutionary minds seek a more just world, and they are willing to fight for it. Music and street art unite them and serve as their weapons. Naive and innocent, they are unaware of the power of impunity and injustice until they become victims of police brutality. Viktor is left beaten and unconscious, while Eva is abducted, awakening the unimaginable rage of those who have nothing left to lose. When justice is absent, revenge becomes an act of faith.
Violent Butterflies serves as an anguished cry against the enduring injustice and impunity plaguing Mexico, an issue that has worsened over the years and predominantly afflicts the younger generations, perpetuating itself from one era to the next. At its core, my film delves into the love story between a couple of alienated, rebellious, and defiant students, whose punk and anarchist lifestyles serve as a mirror reflecting the prevailing social discontent and oppression in Mexico, both in the present day and across previous generations. Violent Butterflies is a narrative that oscillates between love and violence, designed to challenge the audience's preconceptions and compel them to confront their own apathy toward impunity and injustice. It stands as a cinematic work deeply rooted in robust literature, skillfully interpreted into a contemporary, dynamic form.
Adolfo Dávila is an accomplished filmmaker and visionary storyteller; a true creative dynamo. As the driving force behind the production company Neural he has masterminded a diverse portfolio, including compelling feature films, evocative short films, thought-provoking documentaries, visually captivating music videos, and impactful commercials. Adolfo ignites imagination and sets the standard in disruptive cinema.
Professor in business with studies in film production at the CCC. In 2016 she produced the feature film Ayer Maravilla Fui winner of Mexico Primero, and in 2019 Marioneta premiered in Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and winner of FIPRESCI at FICG. She is co-founder of Mandarina Cine and has more than 9 feature films under her production career; last year she produced El Grillo, the short film of Carlos Hernandez, which is nominated to the Ariel Awards 2023, to be held in September 2023.
The Invisible Frontier, 2022, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10193540/ Tu eres mi problema, 2021, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13804586/ Marioneta (Vagoneros), 2019, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5355580/ El Grillo (Short), 2021, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21337064/ Ayer Maravilla Fui, 2017, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6079330/