Valeria lives what many would deem an ideal life when she and her husband Raul become pregnant. But what should have been a dream come true soon turns into anxiety for the mother-to-be. Overcome with doubt, she must deal with her qualms and the lack of support from her family. Even worse yet, she starts having visions that are so bad, reality soon isn’t quite like it used to be. In an attempt to free herself from her demons, she decides to reconnect with her past. For her first feature, Mexican filmmaker Michelle Garza Cervera takes inspiration from the fears and anxieties associated with motherhood to create an intimate story where horror can manifest at every turn. She uses the fantasy genre as the perfect tool to share and warp Valeria’s subjectivity and anguish. Huesera makes Catholic traditions and spirituality clash with Mexican folklore, all the while drawing up a moving yet uncompromising picture of her protagonist. Michelle Garza Cervera was educated at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica de Mexico City and at Goldsmiths’ College in London. Although Huesera is her first feature film, she already enjoys a solid reputation internationally thanks to her short films. And while she is just starting to take Huesera from one festival to the next, Garza Cervera already has several projects in the pipeline, including Palizada (supported by the Mexican Film Institute) and an adaptation of a Mariana Enríquez short story.

Michelle Garza Cervera, Abia Castillo
Nur Rubio Sherwell
Adriana Martínez
Gibrán Androide
Cabeza de Vaca
Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Batalla, Natalia Solián
XYZ Films