CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

Nudo Mixteco

Year: 2021
Country: MEXICO
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 91 minutes

Nudo Mixteco
Nudo Mixteco
Nudo Mixteco
Nudo Mixteco

Set against the backdrop of the fictional village San Mateo’s annual festival, three people return to their hometown in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. While all three left San Mateo to find work and opportunity in the city as economic migrants, each arrives with their own unique motivation. Maria, once ostracized from her family and community, comes back to attend her mother’s funeral. Esteban, gone three years, suddenly returns to his family home to reclaim his alleged rights as a husband, without taking in account the way he abandoned his wife, Chabela. And Toña, who has long suffered from childhood trauma, returns to save her daughter from a similar fate. As each story unfolds, it collides and overlaps with the others, feeding into and enhancing one another with hauntingly brilliant cinematography. As the name implies, NUDO MIXTECO (meaning “Mixtecan Knot”) weaves these tales of Mixtecan life together, highlighting the throughlines of belonging, poverty, migration, and plight of Indigenous women. —G.S.

Content Warning: This film contains material that may be difficult for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

CIFF46 Screenings

Allen Theatre

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 4:45 PM

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 2:35 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Indigenous Cinema
Latinx & Hispanic Cinema
Women of the World
Only at Playhouse Square

New Direction Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


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Ángeles Cruz

Carlos Correa

Miguel Salgado

Principal Cast
Sonia Couoh, Eileen Yáñez, Noé Hernández, Aída López, Myriam Bravo, Jorge Doal

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