Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank



Year: 2016
Country: MEXICO
Run Time: 105 minutes



Follow the parallel stories of Miriam and Adela, two of the latest victims of oppressive fear driven by corruption in Mexico. Miriam, taken from her job and arrested for people trafficking, lands in prison 1,000 miles from her home and young son. When she arrives, she learns she has earned the unfortunate responsibility of a “payer”—an innocent person forced to pay for someone else’s crimes. Worse, the prison functions at the hands of a ruthless cartel willing to inflict unspeakable violence to maintain control. For Adela, a clown in a traveling circus, ten years have passed since her 20-year-old daughter Monica disappeared. A few days after her vanishing, the family received a ransom note demanding payment in exchange for their daughter’s safety. Forbidden to conduct their own search, Adela’s family is forced into hiding, dodging death threats for continuing their investigation of their missing daughter. In TEMPESTAD, Miriam and Adela bravely reflect on their years living in paralyzing fear with the faint hope of one day reuniting with their children—the thing that keeps them forging ahead. (In Spanish with subtitles) —A.B.


CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 9:20 PM

Monday, April 03, 2017 at 1:50 PM


ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Tatiana Huezo

Nicolás Celis, Sebastián Celis

Ernesto Pardo

Lucrecia Gutiérrez Maupomé, Tatiana Huezo

Director Bio
Tatiana Huezo was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and is an award-winning director and cinematographer. When she was four years old she moved to Mexico City, where she grew up and graduated from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica.

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"El lugar más pequeño" (2011), TEMPESTAD (2016)

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