A profound, emotional journey, Tempestad weaves together the stories of two women enmeshed in a Kafka-esque spiral of corruption and injustice. The film is a meditation on the notion of “impunidad,” the impunity or unaccountability of those in power, whether the Mexican government or the country’s dense network of drug cartels. Tatiana Huezo’s poetic rendering of Mexico’s invisible war is a work of tremendous cinematic force, reminiscent of the work of Chantal Akerman, touching as it does on the power of familial bonds and the legacy of trauma; a film steeped in loss and pain, but also love, dignity and resistance.

Tempestad will be introduced by artist and filmmaker Carla Novi.


Event: Screening

Director: Tatiana Huezo

Year: 2016

Country: Mexico

Date: Friday 21 October

Time: 8.30pm

Location: CCA Theatre