Prayers For the Stolen (Noche de Fuego)

  • Rosa Rosae. A Spanish Civil War Elegy (Rosa Rosae. La guerra civil) Rosa Rosae. A Spanish Civil War Elegy (Rosa Rosae. La guerra civil)

Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$20.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Original Title:Noche de Fuego
Programs:Cine Latino
Masters
Women & Film
Tags:Drama
Coming-of-Age
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Crime
Women Directors
Women's Rights
Thriller
Human Rights
Social Justice
Release Year:2021
Runtime:110 min
Country/Region:Mexico
Language:Spanish
Print Source:Netflix
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlLqfk_OFAA
Cast/Crew
Director:Tatiana Huezo
Producer:Nicolas Celis
Jim Stark
Cinematographer:Dariela Ludlow
Screenwriter:Tatiana Huezo
Editor:Miguel Schverdfinger
Composer:Leonardo Heiblum
Jacobo Lieberman
Principal Cast:Mayra Batalla
Marya Membreño
Ana Cristina Ordoñez Gonzalez

Description

9th Annual Cine Latino Opening Night Presentation!

MSP Film Society will require, at the time of entry, either proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or negative results from a COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of the screening. Masks are strongly recommended for all screenings regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. For more information regarding MSP Film Society's COVID-19 policy CLICK HERE.

Your ticket includes access to the Opening Night Party, Fri, Oct 8 from 5:00-7:00pm, on the terrace of the Hideaway, 219 SE Main St, Mpls.

Preceded by the International Premiere of Carlos Saura's short film, Rosa Rosae. A Spanish Civil War Elegy.


2021 Cine Latino Audience Choice Winner: Prayers for the Stolen by Tatiana Huezo

In a solitary town nestled in the Mexican mountains, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground. Ana and her two best friends take over the houses of those who have fled and dress up as women when no one is watching. In their own impenetrable universe, magic and joy abound; meanwhile, their mothers train them to flee from those who turn them into slaves or ghosts. But one day, one of the girls doesn’t make it to her hideout in time. Liberally adapted from Jennifer Clement’s eponymous 2014 novel.


En lo profundo de las exuberantes colinas verdes a las afueras de San Miguel, Jalisco, donde acechan serpientes, escorpiones y otros animales, Ana (Ana Cristina Ordóñez González), alumna de primaria, y sus mejores amigas María (Blanca Itzel Pérez) y Paula (Camila Gaal) cavan hoyos pequeños en la tierra para meterse en ellos y no ser vistas por los soldados fuertemente armados que invaden constantemente su pequeña aldea. Ana se rebela contra las reglas estrictas que su madre Rita (Mayra Batalla), de mal genio, le ha impuesto--no usar maquillaje, no hacer contacto visual con nadie y raparse la cabeza para ser menos atractivas, dado que detrás de la belleza bucólica existe una comunidad atrapada en el fuego cruzado entre los cárteles de la droga, el ejército, la explotación a gran escala de los recursos naturales, y donde es común el secuestro de jovencitas. A medida que se profundiza la amistad de las adolescentes, el trio continúa creando un cierto sentido de normalidad dentro del caos, practicando juegos de leer la mente, armonizando sus voces, y enamoradas de su maestro Leonardo (Memo Villegas). Pero a medida que se intensifica la violencia, Ana (Marya Membreño) debe confrontar la realidad de lo que significa ser una mujer joven en una zona de guerra, en este relato lírico y emocionante de una joven—y una comunidad—haciendo lo posible para permanecer vivos, para encontrar momentos de gozo y liberación, en el primer filme de ficción de Tatiana Huezo, ganadora de una Mención Especial en la sección Un Certain Regard en el Festival de Cine de Cannes en 2021.


Director Biography

Tatiana Huezo

Tatiana Huezo (San Salvador, 1972) studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City and completed her Master's Degree in Creative Documentary at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Having made numerous short films, in 2011 she directed her first feature-length documentary, El lugar más pequeño, which received awards including the Ariel for Best Mexican Documentary and was included in the season “4+1: Contemporary Mexican Cinema” at San Sebastian. In 2016 the Forum section at Berlin Festival opened with her second feature, Tempestad, winner among others of the Ariel for Best Director, Best Documentary and a Goya nomination for Best Ibero-American Film. Noche de fuego received a special mention in Un Certain Regard at the Festival de Cannes. (courtesy San Sebastian Film Festival)

Included Shorts

Rosa Rosae. A Spanish Civil War Elegy (Rosa Rosae. La guerra civil) (6min) More