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MAMACITA

José Pablo Estrada Torrescano
MX DE LU 2018    52' 75'
⚬ Human Interest 

Synopsis

Mamacita is an extravagant Mexican beauty queen living in her own kingdom in company of her loyal servants: gardener, chauffeur, chef, housekeeper and nurses. The 95-year-old lady has turned her house into a castle, hiding the open wounds of a prominent Mexican upper class family behind its stone walls. When José Pablo went abroad to study film, Mamacita made him promise to return to Mexico one day to make a film about her life. He conquers his granny’s empire like a Trojan horse, discovering the haunted spirits of his own past and the lack of love that his entire clan has suffered from for generations.

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Director

José Pablo Estrada Torrescano

Producers

José Pablo Estrada Torrescano, Arne Birkenstock

Co-Producers

Raoul Nadalet, Tom Blankenburg

Production Company

Fruitmarket

Co-Production Company

NoPal Pictures, Antevita Films

Cinematography

Juan José Sánchez Tamez

Editor

Mechthild Barth

Sound

Tom Blankenburg

Awards

Top Audience Pick of the “Made in Mexico” Section

Hot Docs 2018

Best Documentary

Bergamo Film Meeting 2019

Festivals

Hot Docs 2018

DOK.fest München 2018

L.A. Film Festival 2018

Margaret Mead FF 2018

Monterrey FF 2018

Festival de Cine De Lima 2018

Zürich IFF 2018

Bergamo Film Meeting 2019

Film Details

Runtimes 52' 75'
Spoken Languages Spanish
Production Countries Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico

Biography

José Pablo Estrada Torrescano is a Mexican film director that lives and works in Düsseldorf. He studied for three years an MFA in Cinema and Digital Media with specialization in Directing at FAMU in Prague. He has a BA in Actuarial Sciences and a one-year specialization in Statistics from ITAM, Mexico City. José Pablo has performed in Jérôme Bel’s “The Show Must Go On” and on several Sound Poetry performances in Düsseldorf and Prague. MAMACITA is José Pablo’s debut film.

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