• Director-Screenwriter

    Tatiana Huezo

  • Producers

    Nicolás Celis, Jim Stark

  • With

    Ana Cristina Ordóñez González, Marya Membreño, Mayra Batalla

  • Mexico-Germany-Brazil-Qatar 2021. 110min

  • UK Distribution

    MUBI

  • Language

    Spanish

    With English subtitles

Eight-year-old Ana and her mum Rita live in a small mountain village where poppy plants are harvested. Ana and her two best friends, Paula and Maria, have grown up together and turn the unknown fear constantly hovering over the village into something playful. Jumping forward five years to their adolescence, the disturbing presence manifested by the appearance of black SUVs in the area becomes harder to ignore. Following her unforgettable documentary film on human trafficking (Tempestad), Tatiana Huezo delves deeper into the devastating reality – particularly for women – of Mexico’s war on drugs. However, within the darkness and horror we find brightness, humour, love and solidarity. The resilience and compassion of this community of women propels the drama, intensified by breathtaking first-time performances and a hauntingly elegant score.

Hyun Jin Cho

Contains scenes viewers may find distressing.

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