XYZ Films announced today the release date for HUESERA: THE BONE WOMAN, the critically acclaimed breakout feature directorial debut from Mexican filmmaker Michelle Garza Cervera, and drops the first teaser poster for film. HUESERA: THE BONE WOMAN will be released exclusively in theaters on February 10th in major markets nationwide across the U.S. and land on VOD on February 16th from XYZ Films.
HUESERA: THE BONE WOMAN (formerly Huesera) premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival in New York in the festival’s genre-driven Midnight section and would go on to win both the Best New Narrative Director and Nora Ephron awards, an unprecedented feat for a Midnight selection. Following the world premiere, HUESERA: THE BONE WOMAN won both the Blood Window Award for Best Feature Film and the Citizen Kane Award for Best Directorial Revelation at the internationally recognized Sitges Film Festival in Spain and the Feature Film Audience Award at the Morelia International Film Festival, Mexico’s premier film festival and one of the most important film events of the Latin-American subcontinent.
The supernatural Mexican horror feature is led by Natalia Solián (Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser’s Venice selection ZAPATOS ROJOS) in a star-turning performance as Valeria, a young woman expecting her first child who becomes cursed by a sinister entity. Plunged into a terrifying and dangerous world, a group of witches emerge as her only hope for safety and salvation, but not without grave risk. The film also stars Alfonso Dosal (Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico), Mayra Batalla (PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN), Mercedes Hernández (IDENTIFYING FEATURES), Aída López (Capadocia), and Martha Claudia Moreno.