Nudo mixteco ★★★½

A warm, melancholic trilogy of overlapping stories about indigenous women, each a tale of family separations and of defiance. 

The tone is spare and lonely, and I’m not sure if it would’ve worked to focus on any one story. Together, the three women and their mitigated victories make this an essay in resilience. 

There’s no score, but a music festival serves as the backdrop for all three stories, filling the air with bright folk tunes with more oompah then I typically associate with Mexico.