• Rodrigo Sorogoyen
  • Spain, France
  • 2019.
  • 129'
  • Madre

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In his latest film, the master of political crime thrillers, Rodrigo Sorogoyen (The Realm – ZFF 2019, May God Save Us – ZFF 2017) shows he can equally skilfully build tension in intimate stories. Madre is the feature version of Sorogoyen’s Oscar-nominated short film of the same title, in which a mother receives a terrifying call from her six-year-old son whose father abandoned him on a beach in France. Ten years after her son’s disappearance, Elena lives on that same beach and manages a restaurant. Her seeming inner peace is shaken when she meets the teenager Jean who strongly reminds her of her lost son. They will develop an unusual, intense relationship which will sow chaos into the sleepy coastal town.

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Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Began his career as a TV series scriptwriter. He directed the films Stockholm (2013), May God Save Us (ZFF 2017, San Sebastián Jury Award for Best Screenplay), The Realm (ZFF 2019; Goya Award for Best Director and Original Screenplay). His short film Madre (2017) was awarded at numerous festivals and was nominated for an Oscar.


Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Marta Nieto, Jules Porier, Àlex Brendemühl, Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, Guillaume Arnault
Álex de Pablo
Alberto del Campo
María del Puy Alvarado, Ibon Cormenzana, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Ignasi Estapé, Thomas Pibarot, Jean Labadie, Anne-Laure Labadie, Jérôme Vidal
Malvalanda, Caballo Films, Arcadia Motion Pictures, Amalur Pictures, Noodles Production, Le Pacte
Festivals & Awards
Venice Int'l Film Festival 2019 – Orizzonti Award for Best Actress; Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2019; San Sebastián Int'l Film Festival 2019; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019

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