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A powerful mother-daughter drama, Ama reflects stories of women who are facing the trials and tribulations of motherhood alone.
When Pepa (Tamara Casellas) is kicked out of her friend’s house after several warnings, she ends up living on the streets with Leila, her six-year-old daughter. Cast adrift, with no support network and no one to ask for help, Pepa and Leila struggle on their own to find a place to live.
Each hurdle they must overcome takes them on a journey, which leads to mother and daughter becoming closer, a change from their previously distant and practically nonexistent relationship. A new bond is formed between the two and unrealistic expectations about maternity are finally dissolved.
Imbued with social realism, Ama features a stellar performance from newcomer Tamara Casellas, who won the Best Actress award at the 2021 Málaga Spanish Film Festival for her performance. This graceful directorial debut of Júlia de Paz Solvas shines a light on the mythicised ideals and beautiful imperfection of motherhood.
WINNER – Best Actress, Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2021
NOMINEE – Best Adapted Screenplay, Goya Awards 2022
OFFICIAL SELECTION – San Sebastián International Film Festival 2021
"A film packed with strength and power."
- El Periodico
Tuesday 19th April
Tamara Casellas, Leire Marin, Ana Turpin, Estefania de los Santos
Júlia de Paz Solvas
Spanish with English subtitles
Palace Norton St, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Electric