Documentary Competition

The Echo (El Eco)

Tatiana Huezo
Follow Up Female Director Documentaries 2023 102 min Mexico, Germany
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Synopsis

An austere yet poetic reflection on childhood in rural Mexico

In the isolated village of The Echo, children tend to sheep and care for their elders. As frost and drought punish the land, they come to understand death, sickness, and love through what is said and left unsaid by their parents. A story about what lies in the soul, about home, rebellion, and vertigo in the face of life. About growing up.

Acclaimed for her previous documentaries, Tatiana Huezo signals a new ode to life in its purest simplicity with patient attention to details and the slow, sometimes difficult process of learning what makes us human. An intense and emotional communion between the viewer and those she films.


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Cast/Avec

  • Montserrat Hernández Hernández
  • María de los Ángeles Pacheco Tapia
  • Luz María Vázquez González

Screenplay

  • Tatiana HUEZO

Cinematographer

  • Ernesto Pardo

Sound

  • Martin de Torcy

Music

  • Leonardo Heiblum
  • Jacobo Lieberman

Production

  • Radiola Films

Screenings

Friday 01 March 2024 14:00
Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : Spanish
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening
Monday 04 March 2024 18:30
Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : Spanish
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening

Critics

Tatiana Huezo

Tatiana Huezo
Tatiana Huezo

Mexican-Salvadoran filmmaker Tatiana Huezo studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica de Mexico and received her master’s in documentary from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). Her first feature, El lugar más pequeño, received international acclaim. Her film Tempête won the Ariel Prize in Mexico in the Best Documentary and Best Director categories, while Night of Fire received a special mention in 2021 from Cannes’ Un Certain Regard jury.

Filmography

  • El eco (documentary) 2023
  • Nuit de feu 2021
  • Tempête (documentary) 2016
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