JOURNEY TO A MOTHER’S ROOM
VIAJE AL CUARTO DE UNA MADRE
2018, Outsider Pictures, 90 min, Spain, Dir: Celia Rico Clavellino

Mother Estrella (Lola Dueñas) has carefully controlled the world that she and daughter Leonor (Anna Castillo) inhabit. When Leonor resolves to make a new beginning in London, however, Estrella faces a life of solitude—a life in which she will have to find purpose apart from her child. Lovingly crafted and executed with a restrained understanding of mother-daughter relations by screenwriter-director Celia Rico Clavellino, VIAJE AL CUARTO DE UNA MADRE tells a tale of motherhood and of life’s continuation once the task of parenting has seemingly ended.


HOLY CAMP!
LA LLAMADA
2017, Film Factory, 108 min, Spain, Dir: Javier Ambrossi, Javier Calvo

In this delightful musical, aspiring teen reggaeton singers María (Macarena García) and Susana (Anna Castillo) just want to have a good time, and a mandatory trip to the Catholic camp La Brújula seems far from fun. But after an encounter with God (Richard Collins-Moore) - who turns out to have a musical side of his own - the girls find that their dreams and their religion might not be mutually exclusive. A smash hit in Spain, HOLY CAMP! earned five Goya nominations and a win for Best Original Song (“La Llamada”).


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