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    Mother

    Madre

    Directed by

    Colombia

    2016

    14 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    16 year-old Andrea leaves her neighborhood in the hills of Medellin to attend a downtown casting call for a porno film.

    Awards

    • Short Film Award - Habana FF
    • Live Action Gold Hugo - Chicago IFF
    • Short Film Award - Icaro IFF
    • Special Mention - Ekadeshma ISFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Yurani Anduquia Cortés
    María Camila Maldonado
    Paulo de Jesús Barros Sousa
    Screenplay
    Simón Mesa Soto
    Cinematography
    Juan Sarmiento G.
    Editing
    Gustavo Vasco

    Director's Statement

    Despite the fact I’ve borrowed from the stories of many girls in Medellín, Madre seeks only to paint a portrait of Andrea – a fictional girl – and, more precisely, the moment when she decides to attend a casting call for a porno film, the moment when her free will is transformed into an abusive act perpetrated by others against her.

    Production
    MOMENTO FILM
    Sales
    MPM PREMIUM
    Festival Bookings
    MOMENTO FILM
    Simón Mesa Soto

    Simón Mesa Soto

    Colombia

    Born in Medellin, Colombia, Simón studied Audiovisual Communication at the Universidad de Antioquia, where he also worked as a lecturer in film editing. Before moving to the UK, he worked as director in advertisement and TV documentaries. In 2014, he finished his MA in filmmaking at the London Film School. His graduation film LEIDI won the short film Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 2014 – one the most important honours in the history of Colombian cinema.