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by Tatiana Huezo


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.

international title: Prayers for the Stolen
original title: Noche de fuego
country: Mexico, Germany, Brazil, Switzerland, United States
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Tatiana Huezo
film run: 110'
screenplay: Tatiana Huezo
cast: Norma Pablo, Mayra Batalla, Olivia Lagunas
cinematography by: Dariela Ludlow
film editing: Miguel Schverdfinger
art director: Oscar Tello
costumes designer: Ursula Schneider
music: Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman
producer: Nicolás Celis, Jim Stark
co-producer: Burkhard Althoff, Joslyn Barnes, Helmut Dosantos, Rachel Daisy Ellis, Viola Fügen, Danny Glover, Doris Hepp, Susan Rockefeller, Michael Weber, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade
executive producer: Juan Carlos Rojas Cacho, Maya Scherr-Willson
associate producer: Marcela Arenas
line producer: Tania Zamora
production: The Match Factory Productions, Bord Cadre films, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Pimienta Films (MX), Desvia Produções (BR), Louverture Films (US), Cactus Film & Video (MX), Jaque Content (MX)
distributor: Netflix

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