THE MOTHER

LA MADRE

By Alberto MORAIS

OLIVO FILMS S.L. - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

Miguel is a 14-year-old kid about to go back to a centre for minors. His mother, out of work and with an unstable personal life, is incapable of taking care of him. Everything is thrust forward when the mother suddenly disappears.


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& Awards

L'Atelier Cannes 2015
Montréal World FF 2016
World Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SPAIN, FRANCE, ROMANIA
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alberto MORAIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Alberto MORAIS, Ignacio GUTIÉRREZ-SOLANA, Verónica GARCÍA
    • Producer(s)
    • Alberto MORAIS (OLIVO FILMS), Verónica GARCIA (OLIVO FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Miguel is a 14-year-old kid about to go back to a centre for minors. His mother, out of work and with an unstable personal life, is incapable of taking care of him. This is why Miguel lives in a state of constant urgency, doing the housework, selling Kleenex or stealing from supermarkets.

      All this ends when Social Services come for him again, and his mother makes him seek refuge in the house of Bogdan, a Rumanian ex-lover of hers who lives in a nearby town.

      Despite the opposition of Andrei, the son of the Rumanian, Miguel manages to stay in exchange for working clandestinely in the factory where they employed as labourers. Miguel has a single obsession, to get back to his mother, and everything he does is to this end.

      At the same time, María, the owner of a bar, sympathizes with the boy and gives him the virtually maternal treatment that he does not get in his own home. However, everything is thrust forward when the mother suddenly disappears.
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