Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca-born actress Yalitza Aparicio stars in Presencias
Known for her Academy Award-nominated performance in Roma, it was announced that Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio stars in Presencias, an upcoming horror film. The 28-year-old was casted for the new film directed by Luis Mandoki, which will become available on the Vix+ streaming service from TelevisaUnivision.
Aparicio was the first Indigenous Mexican actress to receive a nomination for Best Actress for her role in Roma. It was also her debut motion picture. According to writer Keshia Naurana Badalge, Aparicio “more than holds her own” in the movie, even when paired with more seasoned actors. Aparicio’s brilliance remains a crucial component of the success of the 2018 film.
Aparicio was selected as an UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples. She has been consistently updating her own YouTube channel with new content, including book recommendations, interviews, cooking tutorials, and more.
As Yalitza Aparicio stars in Presencias, the actress gave a description of Presencias during Vix’s launch announcement on Monday.
“This is a story about a man who, after his wife’s murder, launches his own investigation to find her killer,” said Aparicio. “His investigation takes place at the scene of the crime: a cabin in the woods where he spent a large part of his childhood. Before long, he notices many strange occurrences taking place and is forced with facing a terrifying reality.”
El Universal reported that Presencias will tell the tale of a widower who travels alone to a cottage in the woods where strange, unsettling things occur. No other narrative or character information was provided, but this new horror film is guaranteed to showcase skills of the Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio.
Yalitza Aparicio stars in Presencias along with Alberto Ammann and Gerardo Taracena. Both actors recently played Pacho Herrera and Pablo Acosta, respectively, in Narcos: Mexico.