Archive of films Pietà / La Piedad
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.
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.
About the director
Eduardo Casanova (1991, Madrid). Selected filmography: Eat My Shit (2015, short), Skins (Pieles, 2017), La Pietà (La Piedad, 2022).
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Luis Ángel Pérez|
|Art Director:||Melanie Anton Def|
|Producer:||Álex de la Iglesia, Carolina Bang, Florencia Franco, Jimena Monteoliva|
|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|