Prayers for the Stolen
Awards profile: 4.3333333333333/10
Acclaim profile: 8.1/10
Days since release: 625
Won or nominated
Cannes Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, FIPRESCI, Forqué Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, San Sebastián International Film Festival
In a mountain town, where corn and poppies grow, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground to escape the threat of being stolen. Ana and her two best friends grow up together, affirming the bonds of their friendship and discovering what it means to be women in a rural town marked by violence. Their mothers train them to flee death, to escape those who turn them into slaves or ghosts. They create their own impenetrable universe, but one day one of the girls doesn’t make it to her hiding place in time.