Tempestad Reviews

August 21, 2018
Tempestad effectively places the viewer in the mindset of a victimized populace slowly being suffocated by fear.
July 9, 2018
The ending is a powerful one.
January 15, 2018
[A] disturbing, experimental work.
January 11, 2018
Tatiana Huezo's exquisite documentary speaks painful truths but is worth every minute.
October 20, 2017
In showing the emotional impact of Mexico's ongoing political crisis, Heuzo has provided a valuable reminder of why broad systemic change is needed.
October 19, 2017
Nightmarish stories intertwine with dreamy visuals to create an unsettling, and strangely entrancing, film in "Tempestad."
October 18, 2017
Intimate and formally inventive, Huezo's approach situates us right there beside Miriam - it's as if a new acquaintance is unburdening herself to trek south together.
October 15, 2017
This is a heartfelt essay film that digs into several instances of trauma occasioned by Mexico's drug war.
May 24, 2017
It would seem impossible for a painful and tragic story to project itself with beauty, but Tatiana Huezo does it again. [Full review in Spanish]
May 22, 2017
The beautifully crafted and creative documentary Tempestad traces the stories of two women whose lives, through no fault of their own, became utter, incomprehensible nightmares.
May 22, 2017
Huezo puts those stories in service of a broader and much more ambitious remit: to tell us about a whole exploited underclass, a whole society, a whole country.
May 22, 2017
There's no denying that stories about the wider consequences of human trafficking... are important. But the way Huezo has organized her material doesn't do it any favors.
May 22, 2017
Cerebral and emotional, Tempestad is a road movie fuelled by the memories of unjust punishment. It's a bumpy but illuminating ride.
May 19, 2017
A hard whirlwind of inner emotions, a realistic confessional of strong experiences, carried out with technical and narrative brilliance. [Full review in Spanish]
May 19, 2017
An emotional and heartbreaking documentary that stands out for a narrative that presents its stories symmetrically. [Full review in Spanish]
August 12, 2016
Uses deceptive beauty of travelogue to reveal psychological pervasiveness of fear and nightmares under what's visible for two women [who] are important witnesses to abuse.
June 30, 2016
A hard and incisive documentary. [Full review in Spanish]
April 15, 2016
Making use of great camera work, Huezo rescues the stories of two women linked to human trafficking rings. [Full review in Spanish]
April 11, 2016
Huezo doesn't try to present a crude reality, rather, through a well built visual proposal, Huezo presents the stories of her protagonists in an interesting way. [Full review in Spanish]