Prayers For the Stolen

  • Night of Fire / Noche de fuego (Working title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2019-2021 | Drama | Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, USA


Brief synopsis

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.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Ana Cristina Ordóñez GonzálezAna (child) [L]
Marya MembreñoAna (adolescent) [L]
Mayra BatallaRita [L]


Director of photographyDariela Ludlow
2nd assistant cameraOliver Baune
Casting directorGraciela Miguel Villanueva
Casting directorNatalia Beristáin
Costume designerÚrsula Schneider Núñez
DirectorTatiana Huezo Sánchez
Actor coachFátima Toledo
EditorMiguel Schverdfinger
ComposerJacobo Lieberman
ComposerLeonardo Heiblum
ProducerJim Stark
ProducerNicolás Celis
Co-producerJamal Zeinal Zade
Co-producerJosé Cohen Ovadia
Co-producerMichael Weber [4]
Co-producerJoslyn Barnes
Co-producerBurkhard Althoff
Co-producerDan Wechsler
Co-producerHelmut Dosantos
Co-producerViola Fügen
Co-producerRachel Daisy Ellis
Co-producerDanny Glover
Co-producerSusan Rockefeller
Co-producerDoris Hepp
Assistant-/ junior-producerMaya Scherr-Willson
Assistant-/ junior-producerCécile Tollu-Polonowski
Production designerOscar Tello
ScreenwriterTatiana Huezo Sánchez
Literary sourceJennifer Clement'Prayers for the Stolen'
Sound designerLena Esquenazi

Distributing companies

The Match Factory GmbH [de]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Tatiana Huezo Sánchez2021Zurich Film Festival [ch]FeatureNominated
Tatiana Huezo Sánchez2021San Sebastián International Film Festival [es]Horizontes AwardWinner
Tatiana Huezo Sánchez2021San Sebastián International Film Festival [es]TVE-Another Look AwardWinner
Tatiana Huezo Sánchez2021Festival de Cannes - Un certain regard [fr]Special MentionWinner


2021SpainSan Sebastian Film Festival (Zinemaldia)Horizontes Latinos
2021FranceFestival de CannesUn certain regard


PremiereThursday, 15/07/2021Festival de Cannes - Un certain regard [fr]