2023 - 68th Edition
Official section - Feature films

MAMACRUZ

Patricia Ortega
Spain, Venezuela
 - 2023
Out of competition
National premiere

Cruz is a grandmother who has not known what an orgasm is for many years, decades now. A deeply religious believer, she never attached any importance to this issue, nor had she even considered that it affected her... until one day when browsing the Internet she begins to feel again desires and feelings that she already believed were extinguished. But, how to reconcile her beliefs with this new sexual and sensual awakening that has suddenly come into her life?

Patricia Ortega

She was born in Venezuela in 1977. She has a degree in Social Communication and graduated from the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV, Cuba) with a major in Film Directing. She also graduated from the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy (Germany) where she specialised in Documentary Filmmaking. As a director, screenwriter and executive producer, she has made a large number of short films and documentaries such as ‘El regreso’ (2013), but it was her fiction debut, ‘Being Impossible’ (2018), that made her known. Distributed by HBO in the United States, the film won the Rainbow Spike at the Valladolid Festival and was selected as Venezuela’s pre- candidate for the 2020 Academy Awards. His latest work, ‘Mamacruz’ (2023), had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

Screenings

Tue. 24, 17:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
Tue. 24, 17:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
Tue. 24, 17:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
83 min.
Wed. 25, 19:30
Presentation
Wed. 25, 19:30
Wed. 25, 19:30
83 min.
Thu. 26, 22:00
Thu. 26, 22:00
Thu. 26, 22:00
83 min.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Patricia Ortega
SCREENPLAY
Patricia Ortega, José Ortuño
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Fran Fernández-Pardo
EDITOR
Fátima de los Santos
SOUND
Antuan Mejías, Daniela Fung Macchi, Abraham F. Apresa
MUSIC
Paloma Peñarrubia
PRODUCED BY
Olmo Figueredo, Carlos Rosado, José Alba
PRODUCTION COMPANY
La Claqueta, La Cruda Realidad, Pecado Films, Mamacruz, Mandrágora Films
CAST
Kiti Mánver, Pepe Quero, Inés Benítez Viñuela, Silvia Acosta, Loles Gutiérrez, Catalina Gaitán, Úrsula Díaz Manzano, Mari Paz Sayago
RUNNING TIME
83 min.
FORMAT
Color
TYPE
Feature Film
COUNTRY
Spain, Venezuela
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2023
VERSION
O.V. in Spanish with English subtitles
CONTACT
Filmax
+34 933 368 555

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