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Spain / Argentina
2022, 80 min

Section: Proxima Competition

  3D6 Sunday 3/7 19:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
  4C4 Monday 4/7 15:00 Čas Cinema
  5K2 Tuesday 5/7 12:00 Drahomíra Cinema
  653 Wednesday 6/7 14:00 Cinema B

Mateo lives with his mother Libertad in a rose-tinted world: a microcosm which has precisely two inhabitants, mother and son. One day Mateo is diagnosed with cancer… There are few films which defy all the rules in order to tell an utterly realistic story, and La Pietá is one of them. We find ourselves in a reality where the mother exercises the same kind of power as the dictator governing North Korea. Just as toxic, just as absolute, and just as deadly.


Synopsis

Libertad lives a rosy, problem-free existence, enclosed in a microcosm with just enough room for her and her almost fully-grown son Mateo. Her name might mean “freedom” yet, where her son is concerned, this concept simply isn’t in her vocabulary. One day Mateo is diagnosed with cancer, yet Libertad's world doesn’t fall apart. On the contrary, she tightens up the rules and binds her son to her in such a way that his sense of self ceases to exist… There are few films which defy all the rules in order to tell an utterly realistic story, and La Pietà is one of them. Director Eduardo Casanova presents a singular, rose-tinted version of reality, where the mother exercises the same kind of power as the dictator governing North Korea. Just as toxic, just as absolute, and just as deadly.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Eduardo Casanova (1991, Madrid). Selected filmography: Eat My Shit (2015, short), Skins (Pieles, 2017), La Pietà​ (La Piedad, 2022).

Contacts

Film Factory Entertainment
C/ Lincoln 11, 2º 4ª, 08006, Barcelona
Spain
Tel: +34 933 684 608
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.filmfactoryentertainment.com

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Proxima Competition
   
Director: Eduardo Casanova
Screenplay: Eduardo Casanova
Dir. of Photography: Luis Ángel Pérez
Music: Pedro Onetto
Editor: Ángel Pazos
Art Director: Melanie Anton Def
Producer: Álex de la Iglesia, Carolina Bang, Florencia Franco, Jimena Monteoliva
Production: Pokeepsie Films
Cast: Macarena Gómez, Ángela Molina, Ana Polvorosa, Daniel Freire, Antonio Durán, María León, Alberto Jo Lee, Manel Llunell, Meteora Fontana, Songa Park
Sales: Film Factory Entertainment
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