NCLAFF: Nudo Mixteco
Free and open to the public.
Dir. by Ángeles Cruz. México. 2021. 91 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Set against the backdrop of the annual Festival of San Mateo, writer/director Ángeles Cruz weaves a rich tapestry of three Indigenous women navigating love, sex, and desire within the often-crushing strictures of customs and traditions.
Nudo Mixteco follows the return of María, Esteban, and Toña, each from a different direction. Each of them has a different reason for coming back, just like each had a different reason to leave in the first place. However, all three face a confrontation that will force a turning point in their lives.
Shown with short film "Minka de la Memoria (Collective Memory), dir. by Luis Cintora. Peru. 2020. 5 min.