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Mamacita

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Official Selection – Hot Docs 2018

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 stonewalls. When José Pablo went abroad to study flm, Mamacita made him promise to return to Mexico one day to make a flm 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.

Director

José Pablo Estrada Torrescano

Country

Mexico, Germany and Luxembourg

Year

2018

Duration

1h15

Category

Documentary

Language

Spanish, subtitled in English

Production

Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien GmbH

Distribution

Autlook Films
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Portrait of José Pablo Estrada Torrescano
About

José Pablo Estrada Torrescano

José Pablo 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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