Film Preview: Madre (2020)

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(December 13, 2020) Original

Release Date:

October 30, 2020


From IMDb: “Ten years have passed since Elena’s son, then six years old, has disappeared. Today Elena lives and works at a seaside restaurant until she meets a teenager who reminds her of her missing son.”

Poster Rating: D / D+

Review: (#1 & #2) In the first design, there’s a lot of empty space and the title kerning is odd and it doesn’t make sense. The second design is a closer-in view of the pair from the first design, but suffers the same issues as the previous except that the empty space isn’t as noticeable. That said, in the first design, Marta Nieto’s hair doesn’t look unnatural, but when compared to the second, it’s obvious they tried to de-age her in the first to make it seem like the young man of her affections isn’t as far apart in terms of age.

Trailer Rating: C

Review: The short film on which this is based was brilliant, one of the best of its year. The problem is that it didn’t make a case for its expansion into a feature length motion picture. What the trailer is trying to do is anyone’s guess as it starts by highlighting some of the most important elements of the short film while not making the case for a continuation and then confusing the audience about whether it takes place before or after the incident.

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