Screening & Live Event
Prayers for the Stolen
Tuesday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater
With director Tatiana Huezo in person
Dir. Tatiana Huezo. 2021, 110 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles. With Mayra Batalla, Norma Pablo, Memo Villegas. In her devastating and accomplished fiction feature debut, Tatiana Huezo adapts Jennifer Clement’s 2014 novel, nestling a tender, personal coming-of-age story within a terrifying depiction of a world fallen into chaos. In a solitary town in the Mexican mountains, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have underground hiding places. In the impenetrable universe of these young women, magic and joy abound; meanwhile, their mothers train them to flee from the men who turn them into slaves or ghosts. The follow-up to Huezo's masterwork of immersive nonfiction Tempestad is a bravura study in perspective, showing the daily joys and sorrows of the innocent living in the looming shadows of the merciless modern-day drug cartels. Prayers for the Stolen is Mexico's official submission for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards. A Netflix release, co-presented with Cinema Tropical.