Noche de fuego

Prayers For The Stolen

Mexican Feature

Country: Mexico, Germany, Brazil, Qatar
Year: 2021
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Runtime: 110 mins.

In a solitary town nestled in the Mexican mountains, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground. Ana and her two best friends take over the houses of those who have fled and dress up as women when no one is watching. In their own impenetrable universe, magic and joy abound; meanwhile, their mothers train them to flee from those who turn them into slaves or ghosts. But one day, one of the girls doesn’t make it to her hideout in time. Liberally adapted from Jennifer Clement’s eponymous 2014 novel.

Tatiana Huezo

Tatiana Huezo is a Salvadoran-Mexican filmmaker graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) and with a master's degree in Creation Documentary from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. She has given conferences and workshops on documentary film at the University of Colombia, the Madrid Community Film School, the CCC in Mexico, among other institutions. She was also the editor of the book The Journey, Routes and Paths to Reach Another Planet, produced by the CCC and DocumentaMadrid. She has been a consultant for various documentary projects at IMCINE, and has served on the jury at film festivals. Tatiana earned her international reputation with her first feature film The Smallest Place (2011), which was presented at more than 50 festivals and won numerous awards including the Ariel for Best Mexican Documentary in 2012, the Best International Feature Film Award at Visions du Reel 2011, the FIPRESCI Award in Mar del Plata 2011, and the Der Standard Audience Award at the Viennale in Austria 2011, among others. Tempestad (2016), her second feature film, premiered in the Forum section of the Berlin International Film Festival. Since then, the film has participated in more than 80 festivals, winning multiple awards such as the Tim Hetherington Award at the Sheffield Documentary Festival, the Golden Frog for Best Documentary at the Camerimage Festival and, most recently, three Phoenix Awards and four Arieles, including Best Direction and Best Documentary.

Director: Tatiana Huezo
Production: Nicolas Celis, Jim Stark.
Screenplay: Tatiana Huezo.


San Miguel de Allende
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Jardín Principal