Prayers for the Stolen

(Noche de fuego)

  • In Person

Mayra Batalla, Ana Cristina Ordóñez González, Marya Membreño, Guillermo Villegas,

Acclaimed Mexican Salvadoran filmmaker Tatiana Huezo’s work (The Tiniest Place) is focused on “returning the faces” of Latin American women who have become mere statistics: of war, of sexual violence, of death. Her first fictional film, Mexico’s official Oscar submission in 2021, revolves around three young girls coming of age in a remote Mexican highland village dominated by the cartel, where childhood games are interrupted by shoot-outs, and friends, teachers, and whole families sometimes “disappear.” “An extraordinary, haunting first fiction feature” (Observer), Prayers for the Stolen “is a masterfully evocative portrait of coming of age in the shadow of Mexico’s narco wars” (Little White Lies).

Jason Sanders
  • Tatiana Huezo
Based On
  • the novel by Jennifer Clement

  • Dariela Ludlow
  • Spanish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 110 mins
  • Netflix

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