Noche de fuego

Prayers for the Stolen
Director
Tatiana Huezo
Country
Mexico, Germany, Brazil, Qatar
Year
2021
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Tatiana Huezo
Cast
Norma Pablo, Mayra Batalla, Olivia Lagunas
Production
Match Factory Productions, Bord Cadre films, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Pimienta Films (MX), Desvia Produções (BR), Louverture Films (US), Cactus Film & Video (MX), Jaque Content (AR)

Storyline

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.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2021
Un Certain Regard
Special Mention