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MADRE (MOTHER)

Rodrigo Sorogoyen

A mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his ex-husband from the French Basque Country. At first the call is cause for joy, but it soon turns into a horrible nightmare when the boy tells him he can't find his father.

Rodrigo Sorogoyen takes you on a rollercoaster emotional journey in this incredibly dynamic film . He cleverly uses a one shot to elevate the dramatic tension, raising the stakes moment to moment. You won’t want to turn your eyes away. —Elle S. (Programmer)

DETAILS

CATEGORY

Drama

RUNTIME

18 min

COUNTRY

Spain

LANGUAGE

Spanish

TAGS

Drama, Thriller

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Rodrigo studied at ECAM, specializing in scriptwriting, and began working while still very young as a writer on television series.
At 25, he co-directed the film 8 CITAS. Then he started working with the production company Isla de Babel as a writer and director on series such as IMPARES, LA PECERA DE EVA, FRÁGILES (RABIA).

In 2011, along with three partners, he set up Caballo Films and directed the film STOCKHOLM with a script by Isabel Peña and Sorogoyen. The film became one of the revelations of the year and won numerous awards such as three Biznagas at the Malaga Festival (including Best Director and Best First Script), three medals from the Film Writers’ Circle (including Best New Director), the Feroz Award for Best Dramatic Film in 2013 and the Goya for Best New Actress at the 2014 edition. Rodrigo also received a Goya nomination that year, in the category of Best New Director.

In 2016, he released QUE DIOS NOS PERDONE, a thriller co-written with Isabel Peña and produced by Tornasol and Atresmedia, starring Antonio de la Torre and Roberto Álamo. The film became one of the sensations of the season, earning great reviews and winning the Jury Award for Best Script at the San Sebastian Film Festival and the Goya for Best Actor for Álamo.
Rodrigo won the Goya Award for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for his lasted feature film EL REINO.

Rodrigo's short film MOTHER won the Goya Award for Best Fictional Short Film at the 32nd Goya Awards and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 91st Academy Awards.

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CREDITS

Directer: Rodrigo Sorogoyen


Executive Producers: María del Puy Alvarado, Clara Nieto, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Marta Garcia Larriu


Writer: Rodrigo Sorogoyen


Cinematographer: Alejandro de Pablo


Editor: Alberto del Campo


Sound: Roberto Fernández


Music: Olivier Arson


Cast: Marta Nieto, Blanca Apilanez, Alvaro Balas



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