Tucson Premiere!

Nudo Mixteco


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Thanks to our community partners, UA Latin American Studies and Indigenous Strategies!  

Mexican actor-turned-director Ángeles Cruz (I Carry You With Me) crafts a powerful and poignant feature debut with this triptych of intertwining stories set in the Mixtec Oaxaca village of San Mateo during the annual celebration of the town’s patron saint, as three indigenous women navigate personal crises that put them at odds with customs and traditions which they both embrace and challenge.

“A quietly powerful triptych of stories that speak about the plight of indigenous women … compassionate, skillful storytelling and strong performances.”- Demetrios Matheou, Screen Daily 

Maria (Sonia Couoh, Potosi) is a young housekeeper who returns home to San Mateo after the death of her mother, rekindling a romance with single mother Piedad (Eileen Yañez, Days of Grace), while simultaneously suffering the wrath and rejection of her father. Chabela (Aida Lopez, Frida) is faced with the unexpected return of her long-AWOL husband Esteban (Noé Hernández, Miss Bala), who insists on a village tribunal after she refuses to take him back. And Toña (Myriam Bravo, The Gasoline Thieves) is a clothing vendor who returns to the village to protect her young daughter from enduring the same abuse she once suffered at the hands of her deeply troubled uncle. (Dir. by Ángeles Cruz, 2021, Mexico, in Spanish with English subtitles,  91 mins., Not Rated)

Other festivals: San Sebastian, Rotterdam, Seattle