“A nightmare journey through the dark side of motherhood” (Screen Daily)
|Valeria and husband Raul have fulfilled one of the dreams of their young lives: she is pregnant. Thrilled anticipation turns to dread as Valeria is plagued at first by feelings of self-doubt, then confusing memories of her wilder past, and finally visions of a demonic, bone-crunching female creature that emanates death. To shake off her malaise she rekindles a relationship with old flame Octavia, and unwittingly embarks on a journey that winds through the dark folklore of Mexico towards the crossroads of a stark personal choice. A deeply unsettling, tightly controlled psychological horror that plays on the unspoken loss of individual identity that comes with motherhood, Huesera announces a brilliant new voice in the genre in Michelle Garza Cervera.
“Huesera is propelled by an undisguised, catch-in-your-throat fierceness in its determination to say something really meaningful about the dark side of motherhood; if nothing else, this is one of the most refreshingly honest films of 2022.” (AWFJ Women on Film)
“Huesera is more than what was achieved on a filmmaking and storytelling level. It's the kind of psychological horror that is going to land differently for different people, a horror film that will speak to a broader audience. (Screen Anarchy)
Best New Narrative Director, Tribeca 2022.