Mamacita

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    Mamacita

    Directed by

    Mexico, Germany

    2018

    75 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary

    Mamacita is an extravagant Mexican beauty queen living in her own kingdom in company of her loyal servants: gardener, chauffeur, chef, housekeeper and nurses. The 95-year-old lady has turned her house into a castle, hiding the open wounds of a prominent Mexican upper class family behind its stone walls. When José Pablo went abroad to study film, Mamacita made him promise to return to Mexico one day to make a film about her life. He conquers his granny’s empire like a Trojan horse, discovering the haunted spirits of his own past and the lack of love that his entire clan has suffered from for generations.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Juan Sánchez Tamez
    Editing
    Mechthild Barth
    Sales
    AUTLOOK FILMSALES
    Production
    FRUITMARKET KULTUR UND MEDIEN GMBH
    José Pablo Estrada  Torrescano

    José Pablo Estrada Torrescano

    Mexico

    José Pablo Estrada Torrescano (born in 1980) is a Mexican film director, editor, cameraman and scriptwriter based in Düsseldorf, Germany. He is also a film festival curator (TheaterFilmFest), sound poetry performer ("One Voice", by Toine Horvers), dancer ("The Show Must Go On" by Jérôme Bell), painter, musician, graphic designer and mathematician. José Pablo's first feature length film, MAMACITA, was edited in the Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf, thanks to a grant from the Film Laboratorium. He attended the Berlinale Talent Campus #11 as a film director and studied a 3 year MFA in Cinema and Digital Media with specialization in directing at FAMU, in Prague, Czech Republic. Much before that, he studied a BA in Actuarial Sciences at ITAM in Mexico City, Mexico. And also a one year specialization in Statistics, as well at ITAM in Mexico.