José Pablo Estrada Torrescano | Mexico, Luxembourg, Germany 2018 | 75 Min. | OmeU
In Focus: Families at Risk
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal | Friday, 24.5.2019 | 16:30 | Tickets
José Pablo promised his extravagant grandmother, Mamacita, to make a film about her life, without knowing that this would lead to revelation of secrets, lies and deceptions affecting 5 generations of a highsociety Mexican family.
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 film, Mamacita made him promise to return to Mexico one day to make a film 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
Editor: Mechthild Barth
Director of Photography: Juan Sánchez Tamez
Sound Recording: Brenda Razo
Producers: José Pablo Estrada Torrescano, Arne Birkenstock
Produced by: Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien GmbH
Co-Producers: Raoul Nadalet, Tom Blankenberg
Femme Revulation FF – Mexico City
Festival de Cine De Lima
Doqumenta Mexico – opening film
Opening Film @Guanajuato International Film Festival
Margaret Mead film festival
L.A. Film Fest – US premiere
DOK.fest münchen 2018
International premiere @Hot Docs 2018
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.