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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2016 - 15.24 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2016

16 year-old Andrea leaves her neighborhood in the hills of Medellin to attend a downtown casting call for a porno film.

Original Title Mother
Italian Title Madre
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +18
Tipology Short Film, Fiction
Duration 14'
Production Year 2016
Nationality Sweden
Directed by Simón Mesa Soto
Screenplay Simón Mesa Soto
Director of photography Juan Sarmiento G.
Editor Gustavo Vasco
Production Design Tatiana Vera
Sound Andrés Montaña, Isabel Torres, José Valenzuela
Main cast Yurani Anduquia Cortés
María Camila Maldonado
Paulo de Jesús Barros Sousa
Produced by David Herdies

madre regSimón Mesa Soto
Born in Medellin, Colombia, Simón studied Audiovisual Communication at the Universidad de Antioquia, where he also worked as a lecturer in film editing. Before moving to the UK, he worked as director in advertisement and TV documentaries. In 2014, he finished his MA in filmmaking at the London Film School. His graduation film LEIDI won the short film Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 2014 – one the most important honors in the history of Colombian cinema. He is currently writing his first feature. For Momento Film Simón Mesa Soto directed the short fiction MADRE.

festival contact
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