Prayers for the Stolen

Directed by Tatiana Huezo

From the producers of Roma, Prayers for the Stolen is the debut feature from established Mexican-Salvadoran filmmaker Tatiana Huezo (The Tiniest Place, Tempestad), and tells a powerful coming-of-age story set in a rural village dominated by the drug trade and the threat of human trafficking.

Loosely adapted from Jennifer Clement’s 2014 novel, it follows the lives of three girls in Guerrero whose childhoods are overshadowed by the forceful and violent presence of the local cartel. The film pivots around Ana and her friends, whose worlds are governed by those wanting to turn them into slaves or ghosts. Trained by their mothers to flee at any moment and forced into extreme measures to evade capture, these young women must learn to abandon their femininity in order to navigate their harsh surroundings.

Translated title:
Noche de fuego


Full English

136 minutes

Country of origin:
Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Slovakia and USA

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