Netflix released the official trailer for Prayers for the Stolen (Noche de fuego), the award-winning Mexican drama film on three young girls who take over the houses of those who have fled, dress up as women when no one is watching, and have a hiding place. The film was recently selected as Mexico’s official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.
Starring in the film are Ana Cristina Ordóñez González, Marya Membreño, Mayra Batalla, Norma Pablo, Eileen Yáñez, and Memo Villegas.
Directed by Tatiana Huezo, the film has won multiple awards including the Un Certain Regard Special Mention at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Horizontes Award for Best Latin American Film, the RTVE-Another Look Award and the Spanish Cooperation Award at the 2021 San Sebastian Film Festival; and Best Film and Best Direction at the 2021 Athens International Film Festival.
Prayers for the Stolen opens in select theaters and Netflix in the U.S. on November 17.
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 eponymous 2014 novel.
Watch the official trailer for Prayers for the Stolen (Noche de fuego).