XYZ Films dropped the official trailer for Huesera: The Bone Woman, the supernatural Mexican horror film starring Natalia Solián (Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser’s Venice selection Zapatos Rojos) in a star-turning performance as Valeria, a young woman expecting her first child who becomes cursed by a sinister entity. Plunged into a terrifying and dangerous world, a group of witches emerge as her only hope for safety and salvation, but not without grave risk. The film also stars Alfonso Dosal (Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico), Mayra Batalla (Prayers for the Stolen), Mercedes Hernández (Identifying Features), Aída López (Capadocia), and Martha Claudia Moreno.
The critically acclaimed breakout feature directorial debut from Mexican filmmaker Michelle Garza Cervera, Huesera: The Bone Woman premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival where the film won both the Best New Narrative Director and Nora Ephron awards. Following the world premiere, Huesera: The Bone Woman won both the Blood Window Award for Best Feature Film and the Citizen Kane Award for Best Directorial Revelation at Sitges Film Festival in Spain and the Feature Film Audience Award at the Mexico’s Morelia International Film Festival.
Huesera: The Bone Woman will be released exclusively in theaters on February 10th in major markets nationwide across the U.S. and land on VOD on February 16th.
Widely lauded by critics, who have praised Huesera: The Bone Woman for its mesmerizing lead, beautiful cinematography, chilling sound design, and, above all else, its evocative approach to themes of motherhood, the role of women in modern society, queer identity, and body autonomy. The film has quickly been revered as an accomplished, Mexican folk-inspired spin on crucial maternal horrors such as The Babadook, Hereditary, and Rosemary’s Baby.