The Woman of Stars and MountainsSantiago Esteinou

For 12 years, Rita Patiño, an indigenous woman from northern Mexico, was locked up in an psychiatric hospital in Kansas, USA, after she was found in a local church in 1983. Because she spoke neither English nor Spanish and was very afraid of the local authorities, she was quickly labelled mentally ill. Years passed without any thorough investigation into what language she spoke or where she came from. A deeply moving and wrenching portrait of a vulnerable woman who is nowadays back in her native region, but lost years due to prejudice and disinterest.

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Vertoond op editie(s) 2023
Screened at edition(s) 2023


Directed by Santiago Esteinou
2022 100 min.
English, Spanish
No subtitles


International selection


Santiago Esteinou


José Miguel Díaz Salinas, Santiago Esteinou, Axel Pedraza, Javier Campos López

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