Otra madre

Mariano Luque

IFFR 2017

Bright Future

  • 77'
  • Argentina
  • 2017

A film full of mothers: recently divorced Mabel (40) cares for her young daughter, and is living temporarily with her mother. This grandma already had her hands full with caring for her other daughter and her own mother. Mabel also cares for the needy Pini and leads aqua-jogging classes for ladies. Another Mother is a basically optimistic, tender portrait of different variations on motherhood, in which the various women and children help one another with their busy daily lives, but at times simply can’t stand one another.
This second film by Argentine Luque is related in terms of its cinematography and sensitivity to work by his compatriots Santiago Loza and Ivan Fund. Luque demonstrates that he can also be successful without a shocking dramatic intervention in the story, such as in his lauded debut, Salsipuedes. With exactly the right distance and focus on small gestures that seem to result directly from personal memories, he is able to hit the right note every time: a film as a sonatina.

Director
Mariano Luque
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Argentina
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
77'
Medium
DCP
International title
Another Mother
Language
Spanish
Producers
Federico Eibuszyc, Julia Rotondi, Mariano Luque
Sales
Julia Rotondi
Screenplay
Mariano Luque
Cinematography
Eduardo Crespo
Editor
Mariano Luque
Production Design
Julia Rotondi
Sound Design
Guido Deniro
Music
Juan Ceballos
Cast
Mara Santucho, Eva Bianco, Julieta Niztzschmamn, Ana Tenaglia, Cecilia Antonozzi, Celina Ludueña