The Echo

(El Eco)

In Conversation


Montserrat Hernández, Luz María Vázquez González, Sarahí Rojas Hernández, María de los Ángeles Pacheco Tapia,

Tatiana Huezo makes a visually arresting return to nonfiction filmmaking with this immersive portrait of multigenerational family life in the remote Mexican highlands. Focusing on a tight-knit trio of families, the film is named for the village where the families have farmed for generations, just hours from Mexico City but a world away in every other sense. Unfolding from the perspectives of the young women and children of El Eco, the film chronicles life’s many cycles—the seasons, the rhythm of planting and harvesting, death and birth—while painting a world in which women’s lives are inextricably linked to one another and to the land.

Abbie Algar, AFI Fest
  • Tatiana Huezo
  • Ernesto Pardo
  • Spanish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 102 mins
  • The Match Factory

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