2021 Chicken & Egg Award recipient Tatiana Huezo, premiered her film Noche de Fuego/Prayers for the Stolen at the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in July, where it received a Special Mention in the Un Certain Regard competition.
The film is Huezo’s fiction debut, based on the novel Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement and set in a small town in the mountains of Mexico. Noche de Fuego/Prayers for the Stolen tells the story of what it is like to be a young woman growing up in a rural town marked by violence, where three girls forge their friendship learning how to hide to survive.
Post by 2021 Summer Communications Intern Mariana Sanson.
TATIANA HUEZO: 2021 CHICKEN & EGG AWARD RECIPIENT
Mexican-Salvadoran filmmaker Tatiana Huezo graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica and holds a Master Degree in Documental de Creación from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She gained an international reputation with her debut feature The Tiniest Place which screened at more than 80 international festivals.
Her work has been recognized internationally and acknowledged by The Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences with four Ariel Awards, among them Best Documentary and Best Director for Tempestad (2016). The film premiered in the Forum program at the 66th Berlinale and was selected to represent Mexico at the Academy Awards and the Goya Awards, where it was nominated to compete in the category of Best Ibero-American Film for the latter.
For the last few years, she has been teaching, giving conferences, and imparting workshops in academic contexts like The Madrid Film School; University of California, Santa Barbara; The Green House, Israel; Georgetown University; Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica [CCC]; among others. Her academic activities also include editing the book El viaje… Rutas y caminos andados para llegar a otro planeta which was produced by the CCC and DocumentaMadrid.
Recently she directed Noche de Fuego, her first fiction film.