Location: Redstone Theater
With director Tatiana Huezo in person
Winner, Best Documentary. Dir. Tatiana Huezo. Mexico, 2016, 105 min. DCP. In Spanish with English subtitles. Tatiana Huezo’s second documentary feature (after her acclaimed debut The Tiniest Place) recounts the story of two women: Miriam, who was wrongly accused of human trafficking and imprisoned in a jail controlled by a drug cartel, and Adela, a circus performer who has been looking for her kidnapped daughter for over a decade. Through a subjective and emotional journey, and with striking cinematography by Ernesto Prado (who was nominated for an American Society of Cinematographers Award for his work in the film), Tempestad conveys the paralyzing power of fear and reflects the impact of the violence and impunity that afflict Mexico. Hailed as “a rich and original piece of work” (IndieWire), Tempestad was selected by Film Comment as one of the best undistributed films of 2016.
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