Noche De Fuego
Fall Grants 2019
Current project status: COMPLETED
In a mountain town, where corn and poppies grow, the girls sport boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground to escape the threat of being stolen. Ana and her two best friends grow up together, affirming the bonds of their friendship and discovering what it means to be a woman in a rural town marked by violence. Their mothers train them to flee death, to escape those who turn them into slaves or ghosts. They create their own impenetrable universe, but one day, one of the girls doesn’t make it to her hiding place in time.
- Tatiana Huezo
- Tatiana Huezo
- Nicolás Celis, Jim Stark
About the Director
Mexican-Salvadoran filmmaker Tatiana Huezo graduated from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica and has a Masters’ Degree in Documental de Creación from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra. She gained an international reputation with her first feature documentary, ‘The Tiniest Place’ (2011). Her second documentary, ‘Tempestad’ (2016) premiered at the 66th Berlinale in the Forum Section and went on to participate in 100 festivals. It was also the Mexican entry for the Oscars and Goya awards in 2017, later receiving the nomination at the Goya Awards for best Iberoamerican film. Currently, she is in post-production on ‘Noche de Fuego’, her first fiction film.
Production Company Profile
Based in Mexico City, Pimienta Films was founded in 2008 by brothers Nicolás and Sebastián Celis as an independent production company. Its primary activity is the production of fiction and documentary feature films that portray their author’s perspectives, artistically and creatively. Pimienta’s projects have been acclaimed by critics and welcomed by national and international audiences thanks to their artistic quality and unique vision. The company has worked with renowned directors such as Alfonso Cuarón, Amat Escalante, Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego, Jonás Cuarón, Tatiana Huezo, Elisa Miller, James Franco and Rafi Pitts, among others, while also gaining a reputation for promoting new national talent.
Awards and Festival History
WP Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2021