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Directed by Tatiana Huezo

Mexico 2016 105 mins. In Spanish

Tatiana Huezo’s poetic film is a meditation on the notion of “impunidad,” the unaccountability of those in power, whether the Mexican government or the country’s dense network of drug cartels. It recounts the story of two women: Miriam, who was wrongly accused of human trafficking and imprisoned in a jail controlled by a cartel, and Adela, a circus performer who has been looking for her kidnapped daughter for over a decade. Through a subjective, emotional, and strikingly photographed journey across Mexico, Tempestad conveys the paralyzing power of fear and the impact of violence, corruption, and injustice. This year’s Mexican submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Filmography: El lugar más pequeño (2011)

Reviews: The Guardian, Variety, MUBI Notebook

Interviews: ZYZZYVA, Variety

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