• Noche de fuego
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Noche de fuego

by Tatiana Huezo Feature Film Competition

The residents of a Mexican village are caught up in the daily crossfire of the local cartel – most affected are women and their daughters. In order to prevent eight-year-old Ana from being recognised as a girl and kidnapped, her mother Rita cuts off her hair and shows her a place where she and her friends can hide, whenever the dreaded black SUVs drive up. But as the years pass, the cartel's presence increases and the now adolescent women no longer wish to remain invisible. Director Tatiana Huezo has a subtle way of rendering the omnipresent threat tangible. Moments of joy are all the more powerful, whenever some normaility returns.

About the director(s)

The Mexican-Salvadoran filmmaker Tatiana Huezo graduated from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Her first feature-length documentary film, the internationally acclaimed EL LUGAR MAS PEQUEÑO, won an award at Vision du Réel. This was followed in 2016 by the multi award-winning TEMPESTAD, which screened at more than 80 festivals, including the ZFF. Her feature film debut NOCHE DE FUEGO world premiered at Cannes.
Filmography (selection): Noche de fuego (2021) | Tempestad (doc, 2016) | El lugar más pequeño (doc, 2011)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Mexico, Germany, Brazil, Switzerland, USA, Argentina, 2021
  • Runtime: 110 Min
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Tatiana Huezo
  • Cast: Ana Cristina Ordóñez González, Marya Membreño, Mayra Batalla, Norma Pablo, Eileen Yáñez, Memo Villegas
  • Screenplay: Tatiana Huezo
  • Cinematography: Dariela Ludlow
  • Editor: Miguel Schverdfinger
  • Music: Jacobo Lieberman, Leonardo Heiblum
  • Producers: Nicolás Celis, Jim Stark, Maya Scherr-Willson, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Rachel Daisy Ellis, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Dan Wechsler, Susan Rockefeller, Joslyn Barnes, Danny Glover, José Cohen Ovadia, Helmut Dosantos, Doris Hepp, Burkhard Althoff
  • Production Companies: Pimienta Films, Match Factory Productions, Desvia, Bord Cadre Films, Louverture Films, Cactus Film & Video, Jaque Content, ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel
  • World Sales: Netflix
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