XYZ Films today releases the first teaser and poster for the upcoming Mexican occult horror Huesera, the breakout feature debut from Michelle Garza Cervera, which they’ve acquired for theatrical release in North America as one of the first slate of titles under their new distribution arm and an early pick-up ahead of the Tribeca Film Fest. The esteemed American production, management, sales, and distribution company will rep the title for sales in additional territories and most recently introduced it to international buyers at the 2022 Cannes Marché du Film. Huesera will world premiere on June 9th at Tribeca as part of the festival’s Midnight section.
Garza Cervera, a rising young director in the Mexican genre film scene, has been recognized internationally for her celebrated short films that have played in over a hundred film festivals around the world, including Fantastic Fest, the Fantasia International Film Festival, and Sitges. Huesera is produced by Machete and Disruptiva in co-production with Señor Z, Maligno Gorehouse, IMCINE, Terminal, Simplemente, and Estudios Churubusco, and is co-written by Garza Cervera and Abia Castillo. It stars Natalia Solián, Alfonso Dosal (Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico),Mayra Batalla (Prayers for the Stolen), Mercedes Hernández (Identifying Features), Aída López (Capadocia), and Martha Claudia Moreno.
In Huesera, Valeria’s (Natalia Solián) joy at becoming pregnant with her first child is quickly taken away when she’s cursed by a sinister entity. As danger closes in and relationships with her family become fractured, she’s forced deeper into a chilling world of dark magic that threatens to consume her. A group of witches emerge that could be her only hope for safety and salvation, but not without grave risk.
The film has long been a title to watch on the industry circuit and was previously selected for the esteemed Blood Window and Fantastic 7 showcases at Cannes and spotlighted as a buzzed-about project at the Guadalajara Film Market when it was in pre-production.
The film will be released theatrically in North America by XYZ Films following its global film festival run.