PRAYERS FOR THE STOLENS
Directed by: Tatiana Huezo
Starring: Mayra Batalla, Marya Membreño, Ana Cristina Ordóñez González
Awards: 23 wins & 35 nominations
“Adapted from the novel by Jennifer Clement, this superb film was Mexico’s official submission for the Oscars. It is the complex, subtle, tender and heart-rending story of a young girl’s journey to adolescence in a village menaced by drug cartels and people traffickers. A glimpse into a different aspect of the illegal drugs trade. Unmissable.”
Introduced by Dr Matthew Smith. Matthew is a lecturer in film, TV and media at Edge Hill University. Matt’s research centres around the study of “childhood films”, British cinema, identity, cultural memory and Empire. A monograph based on his doctoral thesis “The Child in British Cinema” will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2022.