Archive of films Prayers for the Stolen / Noche de Fuego
Mexico / Germany / Brazil / Qatar
2021, 110 min
If there's one thing mothers in an isolated mountain village don't want, it's to give birth to a daughter – the cartel that rules this region just takes the girls for themselves. In her feature debut, documentary filmmaker Tatiana Huezo offers a harrowing tale of women and children, whose lives are threatened from a very young age.
If there's one thing that mothers in a mountain village don’t want, it's to give birth to a daughter. The cartel that rules this region just takes the girls for themselves, and it is through their eyes that we observe life in this isolated place. In her latest film – her first venture into fiction – renowned director of socio-critical documentaries Tatiana Huezo presents a harrowing tale of women and children whose lives are threatened from a young age. In this loose adaptation of Jennifer Clement’s novel of the same name, authentic performances by young non-actors combine with captivating visuals to sketch the protagonists’ almost magical adventure among the region’s abandoned buildings and surrounding nature.
About the director
Tatiana Huezo (1972, El Salvador, Salvador). The Tiniest Place (El lugar más pequeño, 2011, short.), Absences (Ausencias, 2015, short doc.), Tempestad (2016, doc.), Prayers for the Stolen (Noche de Fuego, 2021).
About the film
|Screenplay:||Tatiana Huezo podle knihy / based on the book by Jennifer Clement|
|Dir. of Photography:||Dariela Ludlow|
|Music:||Jacobo Lieberman and Leonardo Heiblum|
|Art Director:||Oscar Tello|
|Producer:||Nicolás Celis, Jim Stark|
|Coproduction:||Match Factory Productions, Desvia, Bord Cadre films, Louverture Films, Cactus Film & Video, Jaque Content , ZDF- Das kleine Fernsehspiel in association with Arte|
|Cast:||Ana Cristina Ordóñez González, Marya Membreño, Mayra Batalla|
|Sales:||The Match Factory|