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Synopsis: 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 2014 novel with the same name.

Director’s Biography: Tatiana Huezo is a Mexican-El Salvadoran filmmaker who graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) and has a master’s degree in Documental de Creación from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Huezo gained an international reputation with her first feature-length Documentary film El lugar más pequeño (The Tiniest Place) in 2011, which was screened in more than 50 festivals and won numerous awards like the Ariel for Best Mexican Documentary (2012), and FIPRESCI Award at Mar del Plata (2011). Her First feature-length Narrative film Prayers for the Stolen won an Un Certain Regard Award - Special Mention in Cannes Film Festival 2021.