El eco

Mexico, Germany | 2023 | 102 min

In El Eco, a rural village in Mexico, life goes by slowly: the shepherd dogs bark at night, the women catch the sheep that risk drowning in the midst of the marsh, a little girl takes care of her elderly grandmother, and another one pretends to be a teacher with her dolls and toys. Impetuous wind and rain give rhythm to the days of work in the fields of corn. In this remote corner, apparently distant from the violence and conflicts of present-day Mexico, men are absent, while young women grow up in a sort of matriarchy, in harmony with nature and their beloved. After her debut in fiction, Tatiana Huezo returns to making documentaries, namely one that eulogizes the sense of care and sisterhood in a small community. The life of Monse, Luzma, and other young women of the village revolves around the intense experience of growing up, the relationship with nature and animals, but also with sickness and death: Huego captures these moments of respite, possibly the last ones before adulthood. (a.d.)


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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 05 Nov 2023
  • Time: 12:45


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Tatiana Huezo


Tatiana Huezo

Tatiana Huezo graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City and has a Master Degree in Creative Documentary from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Mexican-Salvadoran filmmaker, she gained an international reputation with her feature debut, The Tiniest Place (2011), which screened at more than 80 international festivals. Her work has been widely recognized around the world and acknowledged by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences with eight Ariel awards; among them Best Documentary and Best Director for Tempestad, which premiered in the 66th Berlinale Forum in 2016; as well as Best Film for Prayers for the Stolen, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival, where it received a special mention from the jury in 2021. She has given conferences and taught classes in academic spaces like La Escuela de Cine de la Comunidad in Madrid, École cantonale d'art de Lausanne, University of California Santa Barbara, The Green House in Israel as well as the CCC, among others. Huezo is considered one of the most important voices in contemporary Mexican cinema, and her work has received numerous awards worldwide.

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