Prayers For The Stolen (15)

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  • Cinema

Part of: Chester International Film Festival 2023

Directed by Tatiana Huezo 
Starring Ana Cristina Ordonez, Mayra Membrano, Mayra Batalla, Guillermo Villegas 

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. 




Approx 111 mins


Spanish with English subtitles