Presented and awarded at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sitges and other major international festivals, this film directed by newcomer Michelle Garza Cervera is a horror that reflects on motherhood, and will debut on VOD in the US in February.
It had its world premiere at Tribeca, where it premiered in the Midnight section and won Best New Narrative Director and the Nora Ephron Award for Best Screenplay. Immediately after, al Sitges, won the Blood Window Award for Best Film and the Citizen Kane Award for Best Breakthrough Director. And then all the rest, festivals and averagely enthusiastic reviews (we are currently at 97% positive opinion registered by Rotten Tomatoes on 37 articles).
In short, it seems that Huesera: The Bone Womanwork before Michelle Garza Cerverais a horror on which to place much hope.
The film, which is about to debut in theaters and on VOD in February in the USA, and which still has no distribution in Italy, is yet another horror film that uses the genre to reflect on the theme of pregnancy and motherhood, something that is been more or less directly the main theme of films such as Rosemary’s Baby, Alienor more recently Inside – Inside, The Babadook e Hereditary.
The story, which takes its cue from Mexican folklore legends to decline highly topical issues such as motherhood, but also the role of women in society, queer identity and the right to decide for one’s body, is that of Valeria, a young pregnant woman who begins to be haunted by an evil entity, and who finds in a group of witches her only risky way to salvation.
In the role of the protagonist is Natalia Solián, while the cast also includes Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Batalla, Mercedes Hernández, Aída López and Martha Claudia Moreno.
Here is the intriguing original trailer of Huesera: The Bone Woman.
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