Ten years have gone by since Elena’s six-year-old son has disappeared. The last thing she heard of him was a phone call he gave her, saying that he was lost on a beach in France and couldn’t find his father. Nowadays, Elena lives on this same beach and manages a restaurant. She is finally beginning to emerge from this tragic episode when she meets a French teenager who strongly reminds her of her lost son. The two of them will embark on a relationship which will sow chaos and distrust around them. MADRE Director, Rodrigo Sorogoyenv, was not only inspired by his 2017 short film that was nominated for an Oscar, it actually incorporates it. It was shot in one continuous sequence which helps build the tension steadily throughout. Sorogoyen describes the film as "a journey from darkness to light. From death to life. From guilt to forgiveness. From fear to love."
NR • 129 min. • Spanish with subtitles
“MADRE is an equivocal, splintered film by design, so full of interesting, broken-off ideas and emotions...”