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Journey to a Mother's Room
(Viaje al cuarto de una madre)

Celia Rico

Celia Rico’s deeply personal debut feature is an affecting tale about a daughter who craves change, and a mother who fears it - an intimate and at times humorous portrait of a close mother-daughter bond unexpectedly transformed.

"An intimate and at times humorous portrait of a close mother-daughter bond."

Since the death of her father, Estrella (Almodovar regular Lola Dueñas) and her daughter Leonor (Anna Castillo) have wrapped themselves in a cocoon of uneventful, pedestrian comfort. When Leonor breaks free and leaves home to work as an au pair in London, Estrella is faced with an empty nest for the first time. Unexpectedly, Estrella soon finds her days fruitfully occupied by an unusual new hobby and an awkward romantic prospect – both of which spawn much hilarity. As it turns out, new-found independence is a blessing more for the mother than the daughter in this beautiful, touching film.

  

 

CinemaAttic’s Catalan Film Festival brings some Mediterranean warmth to DCA this winter! This vibrant selection provides a multi-dimensional portrait of Catalan culture, with its own language and traditions.