'Prayers for the Stolen': 5 things you need to know about the Mexican drama
'Prayers for the Stolen' won a Special Mention in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival
Based on Jennifer Clement's work by the same name, 'Prayers for the Stolen' tells the story of three girls in Guerrero, who grow up with the drug trade and human trafficking rampant around them. As per the logline of the movie: "In a mountain town in Mexico, three young girls take over the houses of those who have fled, dress up as women when no one is watching, and have a hiding place".
The movie has won critical acclaim so far, seeing that it won a Special Mention in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards. If you're looking for other Netflix movies to check out, you might want to consider 'Passing', 'Cadaver', 'Grudge' and 'Mank'.
When does 'Prayers for the Stolen' release, and where can you watch it
'Prayers for the Stolen' premieres on Netflix on November 17, 2021.
Who stars in the 'Prayers for the Stolen' series
Batalla is an actress and a writer, known for her works such as 'La reina de la naranja', 'Rex', 'Here on Earth', 'Leitmotiv', 'Cindy La Regia', 'Tijuana', 'La Bandida', 'Selena's Secret', 'Rosario Tijeras' and 'Luis Miguel: The Series'.
The movie also features Norma Pablo and Olivia Lagunas.
What is 'Prayers for the Stolen' all about
As per the synopsis -- "In a solitary town nestled in the Mexican mountains, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground. Ana and her two best friends take over the houses of those who have fled and dress up as women when no one is watching. In their own impenetrable universe, magic and joy abound; meanwhile, their mothers train them to flee from those who turn them into slaves or ghosts. But one day, one of the girls doesn't make it to her hideout in time. Liberally adapted from Jennifer Clement's eponymous 2014 novel."
Huezo is a cinematographer, writer, director and editor. Her directorial works include 'Tempestad', 'The Empty Classroom', 'Ausencias', 'El lugar más pequeño', 'El ombligo del mundo' and 'Tiempo caustico'.
You can check out the trailer for 'Prayers For The Stolen' here.