International Competition


Tatiana Huezo
Screening time  
02.03. / Friday, 23:00 - 01:00 Theatre 1  
03.03. / Saturday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 3  
03.03. / Saturday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 2  
04.03. / Sunday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 1  
04.03. / Nedjelja, 20:00 - 21:50 Dvorana 4  
04.03. / Sunday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 3  
‘It’s a difficult task being a survivor,' says one of the inhabitants of Cinquera, a tiny town in El Salvador.

‘It’s a difficult task being a survivor,' says one of the inhabitants of Cinquera, a tiny town in El Salvador. He really knows what he’s talking about. Cinquera suffered a terrible fate during the country’s 12-year civil war: It was bombed and destroyed, and most of its inhabitants were killed. But in a moving example of their love of life, at the end of the conflict the survivors returned to their town, rebuilt their homes and moved on, resurrecting the near-dead town. In her first feature documentary, director Tatiana Huezo follows the remarkable story of Cinquera. She does not recreate the horror but counterpoints the quiet scenes of today’s life with the epic and sometimes terrible tales of the survivors.


Tatiana Huezo

Tatiana Huezo, born in 1972, San Salvador, El Salvador, grew up in Mexico, where she studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City; she earned her master’s degree in documentary filmmaking at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. She has been making short films since late the 1990s. Her feature-length documentary debut The Tiniest Place (2011) achieved singular international success. Tempestad is her second feature.

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El lugar más pequeño

2011, 104', color, video

Directed by:
Tatiana Huezo

Screenplay by:
Tatiana Huezo

Ernesto Pardo

Edited by:
Paulina Del Paso, Tatiana Huezo, Lucrecia Gutiérrez

Leonardo Heilblum, Jacobo Lieberman

Nicolás Celis

Produced by:
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica

Festivals & Awards:

Visions du Réel 2011 - Grand Prix La Poste Suisse, Best Feature Film, Jurie's Award (SIGNIS); Documenta Madrid 2011 - Audience Award: DOK Leipzig 2011 - Best Documentary, Verdi Award; Lima International Film Festifal 2011 - Best Documentary Award; Monterrey International Film Festival 2011 - Best Mexican Film; DOCSDF 2011 - Best Mexican Documentary, Best Cinematography; José Rovirosa Documentary Award 2011 - Special Mention; Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine 2011 - Special Mention; Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011