Mamá, mamá, mamá
Mum, Mum, Mum
Cleo, a 12-year-old girl, has just suffered a horrible tragedy–her little sister Erín drowned in the pool. Her mother is gone, and she’s being taken care of by her aunt and cousins, two of them little girls, one of them a teenager. While trying to overcome the situation, her cousins try to entertain her with games and talks. The first feature by Sol Berruezo Pichon-Riviére kicks off with an impossibly sad and heartrending event, and death is ever-present in the film through playful death rituals and the legend of a school van whose driver kidnaps girls. But Berruezo avoids cruelty at all costs, and by centering the story around these kids and teenagers, it all turns into discovery and adventure, although not at the expense of denying the sadness of it all. A film of enormous beauty, both visually and in the way it builds a group of characters whose actresses, all of them extraordinary, contribute in making them unforgettable.
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Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière
Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière was born in 1996. She won first prize at INCAA’s First Feature contest. Mum, Mum, Mum, her first feature made by a mainly female crew, premiered at Berlinale’s Generation Kplus, where it received the International Jury’s Special Mention.