Mexico has turn into the newest nation to make its submission to this 12 months’s Worldwide Oscar race, deciding on Tatiana Huezo’s Prayers For The Stolen.
The pic debuted at Cannes this 12 months, receiving a particular point out within the Un Sure Regard program. The movie was additionally a multi-award-winner on the San Sebastian and Athens movie festivals. Netflix picked up rights and can launch in choose theaters and on-line in November.
Vaguely based mostly on Jennifer Clement’s 2014 novel, the movie is ready In a solitary city nestled within the Mexican mountains, the place the women put on boyish haircuts and have hiding locations underground. Ana and her two greatest mates take over the homes of those that have fled and costume up as ladies when nobody is watching. In their very own impenetrable universe, magic and pleasure abound; in the meantime, their moms prepare them to flee from those that flip them into slaves or ghosts. However at some point, one of many women doesn’t make it to her hideout in time.
Ana Cristina Ordóñez González, Marya Membreño, Mayra Batalla, Norma Pablo, Eileen Yáñez, and Memo Villegas star. Tatiana Huezo wrote the screenplay. Producers are Nicolás Celis (Roma) and Jim Stark (Thriller Practice).