Cine Latino: Tempestad


The Main 3 Sat, Nov 12, 2016 2:15 PM
The Main 3 Wed, Nov 16, 2016 4:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Women in Film
Women Directors
Road Movie
Release Year:2016
Runtime:105 min
Festivals & Awards:Arri Amira Award - DOC.Fest Munich
Tim Hetherington Award - Sheffield Doc Fest
Best Documentary - Festival de Lima
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Cinephil
Director:Tatiana Huezo
Producer:Nicolás Celis
Sebastián Celis
Cinematographer:Ernesto Pardo
Screenwriter:Tatiana Huezo
Editor:Lucrecia Gutiérrez Maupomé
Tatiana Huezo
Composer:Leonardo Heiblum
Jacobo Lieberman
Filmography:El lugar más pequeño ('11)


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A powerful indictment of institutional corruption and a testament to the resilience of the Mexican character, director Tatiana Huezo’s follow up to her acclaimed documentary THE TINIEST PLACE opens with a 1,200 mile bus ride across a cold, storm-swept Mexico, from Matamoros to Tulum, as unseen young mother Miriam recounts an otherwise routine day working at the Cancun Airport interrupted by her arrest on trafficking charges, beginning a nightmarish ordeal as one of the country’s many pagadores, innocent people scapegoated by authorities in order to give the impression that everything is under control. Soon Miriam’s story is joined by that of Adela, a professional clown in her family’s circus who quietly recounts how her 20 year-old daughter was kidnapped by the sons of police officials a decade ago, held for ransom against a family who could not pay, and hasn’t been seen since. Huezo expertly weaves together these two devastating narratives, each speaking to the other and painting a powerful portrait of a nation crippled by human trafficking, the devaluation of women’s lives and the ongoing exploitation of the poor by the wealthy.

Burning with the urgency of the best socially conscious documentaries yet wisely allowing the otherworldly beauty of DP Ernesto Prado’s lensing to allow reflection, TEMPESTAD brilliantly speaks to the magnitude of corruption and the power of memory in a police state where life can change at any moment.

Título: Tempestad

Entretejiendo dos devastadoras narrativas que hablan de una nación debilitada por la explotación y el tráfico de personas, la directora Tatiana Huezo regresa, luego de su exitoso documental El lugar más pequeño, con una poderosa condena a la corrupción institucional y un testimonio a la resistencia de la idiosincrasia Mexicana. Con la urgencia de los mejores documentales socialmente conscientes, Tempestad es un brillante discurso sobre la magnitud de la corrupción y sobre el poder la memoria en un estado policial donde la vida puede cambiar en cualquier momento.


"Steeped not only in loss and pain, but also in love, dignity and resistance."- Human Rights Watch Film Festival