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The Echo (El Eco)

Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 at 8:15 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

With director Tatiana Huezo in person 

Dir. Tatiana Huezo. Mexico/Germany. 2023, 102 mins. DCP. In Spanish with English subtitles. Epic and intimate, mythological and quotidian, The Echo (El Eco) deftly combines Mexican-Salvadoran auteur Tatiana Huezo’s aptitude for both fiction (Prayers for the Stolen) and nonfiction (Tempestad) in one uncategorizable, absorbing cinematic experience. Such hybridity suits the film’s characters: young women in the remote Mexican town of El Eco who exude vivacious optimism while shouldering disproportionately gendered responsibilities of family, farm life, and town. Huezo familiarized herself with the community over a four-year period before embarking on a year-and-a-half shoot that overflows with seasonal spectacle, emotional peaks and valleys, and vigorous, tactile existence. Documentary Award, 2023 Berlin International Film Festival. Best Documentary Award, 2023 Morelia International Film Festival. New York premiere 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. 

A black and white portrait of a person smiling in medium close-up as she looks off-screenTatiana Huezo is a Mexican-Salvadoran filmmaker who gained an international reputation with her feature debut, The Tiniest Place (2011), which screened at more than 80 international festivals. Her work has been widely recognized around the world and acknowledged by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences with eight Ariel awards; among them Best Documentary and Best Director for Tempestad, which premiered in the 66th Berlinale Forum; as well as Best Film for Prayers for the Stolen, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival, where it received a special mention from the jury. Tempestad and Prayers for the Stolen were both selected by the Mexican Academy to represent Mexico in the Academy Awards and the Goya Awards; for the latter they received the nomination in the category of Best Iberoamerican film in 2018 and 2022 respectively.