TEMPESTAD

Tatiana Huezo

Mexico 105 min Documentary

Synopsis

A morning on a quite normal day: Miriam is arrested at her workplace and is accused, without proof, of people trafficking. The violence she suffered and was exposed to during her imprisonment has left a profound gap in her life. Adela works as a clown in a travelling circus. Ten years ago, her life was irreversibly transformed; every night during the show, she evokes her missing daughter, Mónica. Tempestad is the parallel journey of two women. Mirror-like, it reflects the impact of the violence and impunity that afflict Mexico. Through their voices, we are drawn into the heart of their feelings, steeped in loss and pain, but also love, dignity and resistance.

At the end of the session, panel with Jordi Balló (Director Màster en Documental de Creació UPF), Lois Patiño (Director and videoartist), Luciano Barisone (Exdirector Visions du Réel at Nyon) and Susanna Guardiola (producer and filmmaker).

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Director

Tatiana Huezo

(San Salvador, 1972) She majored in Directing for Film at the Cinematographic Training Center of Mexico and has a Master’s Degree in Documentary Filmmaking from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. She gained international acclaim with her first feature The smallest place. Her second film, Tempestad, was premiered at the Berlinale Forum in 2016.

Filmography: Tempestad (2016),  Ausencias (curt, 2015), Ver, oír y callar (curt, 2015), El lugar más pequeño (2011), Retrato de familia (curt, 2005), El ombligo del mundo (curt, 2001), Tiempo cáustico (curt, 1997).

Tatiana Huezo

Film information

Director: Tatiana Huezo
Script: Tatiana Huezo
Contact: Cinephil
With: Miriam Carbajal, Adela Alvarado
Country: Mexico
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 105 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2018

Awards

Fénix Awards to best direction, best documentary and best sound | Ariel Award to best documentary and best cinematography