Written by Gerardo Naranjo and Mauricio Katz
Directed by Gerardo Naranjo
Produced by Pablo Cruz,
Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal
Starring Stephanie Sigman, Noé Hernández,
Irene Azuela and José Yenque
Storyline: With a title that translates as the punning "Miss Bullet," the Mexican film Miss Bala is based in part on the real-life story of a beauty pageant winner who was arrested alongside a drug gang and paraded before the media amid accusations of corruption behind her crown.
It aims to not only be a provocative, thoughtful action film for the art house, looking at the overwhelming problems of the drug-trafficking epidemic in Mexico, but Miss Bala also marks an ambitiously bold step forward for director Gerardo Naranjo.
Miss Bala is nominated for a 2012 Goya Award (Spain's highest film award) in the category of "Best Spanish Language Foreign Film" to take place in Madrid, Spain on Sunday, February 19, 2012. For more information, click here.