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Prayers for the Stolen Noche de fuego

  Tatiana Huezo

  Mexico, Germany, Brazil, Qatar     110 minutes


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.

 Spanish with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sun, Oct 17 @ 4:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

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In-Theater Screening

Mon, Oct 18 @ 5:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

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Film Credits

  •   Nicolás Celis, Jim Stark
  •   Tatiana Huezo
  •   Miguel Schverdfinger
  •   Dariela Ludlow
  •   Mayra Batalla, Marya Membreño, Norma Pablo, Elieen Yáñez, Memo Villegas, Ana Cristina Ordóñez González
  •   Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman
  •   Pimienta Films, Co-production Companies: Match Factory Productions, Desvia, Bord Cadre films, Louverture Films, Cactus Film & Video, Jaque Content, ZDF- Das kleine Fernsehspiel in association with arte


International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum

Film Patron

Charles Droege and Julie Wroblewski