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Huesera

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A riveting, genre-bending feature debut following a soon-to-be mother, Valeria, as she starts experiencing odd visions and sensations that alert her to a supernatural presence lurking around the corner. As her paranoia grows, she encounters increasing resistance from her partner and immediate family, with old wounds slowly resurfacing and further alienating her from her loved ones.

Precise yet measured in its use of occult themes and genre conventions, Huesera expertly fuses elements of demonic possession and witchcraft while drawing from regional folklore. Meanwhile, it astutely taps into taboo themes around motherhood, adding weight to every bone crack and window peek. A truly chilling watch, the film leans heavily into the body horror realm, employing sound and spider analogy to evoke the nature of demonic temperament. The visceral choreographies and bone-cracking alone promise to haunt one long after the credits roll.

 

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Director
Cast

Natalia Solián, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Batalla, Mercedes Hernández, Aída López, Martha Claudia Moreno

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Country of Origin

Mexico/Peru

Year

2022

Language

In Spanish with English subtitles

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19+
93 min
Women Directors

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Credits

Executive Producer

Eduardo Lecuona, Javier Sepúlveda, Francisco Sánchez, Mauricio van Hasselt, Mónica Reina, Rune Hansen, Joakim Ziegler, Øyvind Stiauren, David Bond

Producer

Paulina Villavicencio, Edher Campos

Screenwriter

Michelle Garza Cervera, Abia Castillo

Cinematography

Nur Rubio Sherwell

Editor

Adriana Martínez

Production Design

Ana J. Bellido

Original Music

Gibrán Androide, Cabeza de Vaca

Director

Michelle Garza Cervera headshot, Huesera director

Michelle Garza Cervera

Michelle Garza Cervera graduated from Centro de capacitación cinematográfica in Mexico City and was awarded a Chevening Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom, where she completed an MFA. Her shorts have played all over the world. Huesera, her debut feature, was co-written with Abia Castillo.