The Echo

by Tatiana Huezo

The Echo


In the remote village of El Echo that exists outside of time, the children care for the sheep and their elders. While the frost and drought punish the land, they learn to understand death, illness and love with each act, word and silence of their parents. A story about the echo of what clings to the soul, about the certainty of shelter provided by those around us, about rebellion and vertigo in the face of life. About growing up.


"Mexican-Salvadoran filmmaker Tatiana Huezo gained an international reputation with her feature debut, The Tiniest Place (2011), which screened at more than 80 international festivals.
Her work has been widely recognized around the world and acknowledged by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences with eight Ariel awards; among them Best Documentary and Best Director for Tempestad, which premiered in the 66th Berlinale Forum; as well as Best Film for Prayers for the Stolen, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival, where it received a special mention from the jury.
Tempestad and Prayers for the Stolen were both selected by the Mexican Academy to represent Mexico in the Academy Awards and the Goya Awards; for the latter they received the nomination in the category of Best Iberoamerican film in 2018 and 2022 respectively.
Her most recent film, Prayers for the Stolen, has had a successful festival run and was nominated for the 37th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards as well as the DGA Awards in the category of best director. It was also shortlisted for Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards in 2021.
Tatiana graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) and has a Master Degree in Creative Documentary from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

She has given conferences and taught classes in academic spaces like La Escuela de Cine de la Comunidad in Madrid, École cantonale d'art de Lausanne, University of California Santa Barbara, The Green House in Israel as well as the CCC, among others. Her academic activities also include editing the book “El Viaje, rutas y caminos andados para llegar a otro planeta” produced by the “CCC” and DocumentaMadrid.


2021 Prayers of the Stolen
2016 Temprestad
2015 Absences
2015 The empty classroom
2011 The Tiniest Place
2005 Family Portrait
2001 The Core of the Earth
1997 Caustic Time


Montserrat Hernández Hernández
Luz María Vázquez González
Sarahí Rojas Hernández
María de los Ángeles Pacheco Tapia


Writer Tatiana Huezo
Director of Photography Ernesto Pardo
Sound Recordist Martin de Torcy
Post Producer Marco Hernández Calvo
Editing Lucrecia Gutiérrez (AMEE), Tatiana Huezo
Composers Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman
Sound Design Lena Esquenazi
Sound Mix Jaime Baksht, CAS, Michellee Couttolenc, CAS
Production Manager Viviana Zúñiga Rojas, Chrystian Moreno Keymolen
Co-producers Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Doris Hepp
Executive Producer Maya Scherr-Willson
Producers Tatiana Huezo, Dalia Reyes

Technical Data

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Format: DCP
Sound: 5. 1
Year: 2023
Original language: Spanish
Country(ies) of production: Mexico, Germany
Production Companies: Radiola films
Co-production Companies: The Match Factory, ZDF Zweites Deutsches Fersehen

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