Ten years have gone by since Elena’s six-year old son has disappeared. The last thing she heard of him was a phone call he gave her, saying that he was lost on a beach in France and couldn’t find his father. Nowadays, Elena lives on this same beach and manages a restaurant. She is finally beginning to emerge from this tragic episode when she meets a French teenager who strongly reminds her of her lost son. The two of them will embark on a relationship, which will sow chaos and distrust around them. (Venice International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Rodrigo Sorogoyen: Rodrigo Sorogoyen, born in 1981, is a Spanish film director and screenwriter. He won the Goya Awards for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for "The Realm" in 2018. For the short film "Mother", Sorogoyen  was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. For "Madre", Marta Nieto was awarded best acress of the Orizzonti section of the Venice International Film Festival 2019. Film Selection: Madre (2019) - El Reino (The Realm, aka The Candidate, 2018) - Madre (Mother, 2017, short) - Que Dios nos perdone (May God Save Us, 2016)
European Panorama Fiction 2021
Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Spain / France 2019
129 minutes
Spanish / French
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Isabel Peña
Cinematography Álex de Pablo
Editing Alberto del Campo
Sound/Sounddesign Fabiola Ordoyo, Nicolas Mas, Nicolas de Poulpiquet
Music Olivier Arson
With Marta Nieto, Jules Porier, Àlex Brendemühl, Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, Guillaume Arnault
Producer(s) María del Puy Alvarado, Ibon Cormenzana, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Ignasi Estapé, Thomas Pibarot, Jérôme Vidal, Jean Labadie, Anne-Laure Labadie
Malvalanda, Caballo Films, Arcadia Motion Pictures, Amalur Pictures, Noodles Production, Le Pacte
World Sales
Le Pacte
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2019
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Austrian Premiere Weltpremiere / World Premiere:
Venice International Film Festival 2019