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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International competition for best documentary. The winning film is awarded the Canvas Jury Award and will be longlisted for the Academy Awards.
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Directed by Santiago Esteinou
2022 100 min.
José Miguel Díaz Salinas, Santiago Esteinou, Axel Pedraza, Javier Campos López
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