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In his latest film, the master of political crime thrillers, Rodrigo Sorogoyen (The Realm – ZFF 2019, May God Save Us – ZFF 2017) shows he can equally skilfully build tension in intimate stories. Madre is the feature version of Sorogoyen’s Oscar-nominated short film of the same title, in which a mother receives a terrifying call from her six-year-old son whose father abandoned him on a beach in France. Ten years after her son’s disappearance, Elena lives on that same beach and manages a restaurant. Her seeming inner peace is shaken when she meets the teenager Jean who strongly reminds her of her lost son. They will develop an unusual, intense relationship which will sow chaos into the sleepy coastal town.
Began his career as a TV series scriptwriter. He directed the films Stockholm (2013), May God Save Us (ZFF 2017, San Sebastián Jury Award for Best Screenplay), The Realm (ZFF 2019; Goya Award for Best Director and Original Screenplay). His short film Madre (2017) was awarded at numerous festivals and was nominated for an Oscar.