La Pietà

La Piedad

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Genre
Suspense, drama, black comedy
Duration
84 min
Status
Completed
Nationality
Spain, Argentine
Year
2022
Language
Spanish
Production Companies
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Theatrical Release
2023 by Barton Films

After the controversial and already cult Skins, Álex de la Iglesia presents LA PIETÀ, the second film by visionary director Eduardo Casanova, recently awarded at Karlovy Vary with the Special Jury Award of the Proxima section. In this ferociously unique visual stunner of a film, Casanova dares to play with the parallels between a toxic mother-son relationship and the North Korean regime, offering the legendary Ángela Molina an iconic performance as the toxic mother.

Lili and Mateo are mother and son who have a profound relationship of mutual dependence. The indulge in their suffocating reality until one of them is diagnosed with a fatal illness. The mere idea of separation causes them to develop their darkest and most toxic version of themselves.

"La Pietà" is about power, and submission then to the extreme; about the capacity and need human begins have to control their own creation, other people, and even an entire country. A universal story about how to separate ourselves from our roots: abandoning everything to evolve or to save ourselves, even knowing that the darkest part of us we leave behind stays with us, in our DNA. 


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