Nudo Mixteco

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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Cine Latino
Women & Film
Emerging Filmmaker Competition
Women Directors
Indigenous Voices
Family Drama
LGBTQ+ Currents
Culture & Society
Women's Rights
Best of Fest Encores
Release Year:2021
Runtime:91 min
Print Source:FiGa Films
Director:Ángeles Cruz
Producer:Lucía Carreras
Lola Ovando
Ángeles Cruz
Cinematographer:Carlos Correa R.
Screenwriter:Ángeles Cruz
Editor:Miguel Salgado
Composer:Rubén Luengas
Principal Cast:Sonia Couoh
Noé Hernández
Myriam Bravo
Eileen Yañez
Aida López
Jorge Doal


Best of Fest Encores - Monday, May 24 ONLY!

Emerging Filmmaker Competition - Winner

For its inventive narrative structure and its imaginative, interwoven dramas of three fearless women, the Jury gives the Emerging Filmmaker Award to Nudo Mixteco, Angeles Cruz (Mexico)

Three stories become tied in a knot during the patron saint’s celebrations in San Mateo, a town in Oaxaca’s Mixteca region. Ángeles Cruz’s searing examination of sexuality in the face of masculinity in this Indigenous town is also a compassionate portrait of people in love, in danger, and in grief.

Maria has just buried her mother and, returning to her childhood home, is rejected by her father. In her grief and confusion, turns to her childhood lover, Piedad, and asks her to leave together. Esteban returns to San Mateo after three years absence to discover his wife, in her loneliness, has found another man. Sexually abused as a child, Toña relives her pain when she discovers her own daughter’s trauma at the hands of her uncle. All three stories unwind over the course of a weekend, and the inhabitants will be forever changed.

Director Biography

Ángeles Cruz

Born in Tlaxiaco, Mexico in 1969, Ángeles Cruz has had a long career as an acclaimed actress, before turning to directing in 2012. She is the director of the short films “The Doldrums or How to Cure Sadness (La tiricia o cómo curar la tristeza)” (2012), “La carta” (2016) and “Arcángel” (2018). Nudo Mixteca (2020) is her debut feature.