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A film by Simón MESA SOTO

Genre(s): Fiction

• Theme(s): Children Abuse

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  • Simón MESA SOTO


    Simon Mesa Soto is a director and screenwriter born in Medellin, Colombia, in 1986. He was awarded the Palme d'Or for short film at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 for his graduation film from the London Film School Leidi, the story of a teenage mother looking for the father of her child through the streets of Medellin. Madre is his second professional short film. He is currently developing his first feature film.


Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2016: Cannes Film Festival (France) | Short Films Official Competition
  • 2016: Chicago International Film Festival (USA) Gold Hugo for Best Short film
  • 2016: Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival | Changing PerspectiveSpecial Mention
  • 2016: Festival Ícaro Best international short
  • 2016: Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano Best fiction short film


16 year-old Andrea comes down from her poor neighborhood in the hills of Medellin to attend a downtown casting call for a porno film.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 14'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: Sweden / Colombia
  • Original Language(s): Spanish
  • Subtitle(s) available: English / French
  • Audience: Parental Guidance Suggested (-10)
  • Format(s) available: DCP / ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Yurani Anduquia Cortés, María Camila Maldonado, Paulo de Jesús Barros Sousa
  • Producer: David Herdies, Franco Lolli, Capucine Mahé
  • Production Manager: Alexander Arbeláez Osorio
  • Line Producer: Cesar Rodríguez
  • Cinematographer: Juan Sarmiento G.
  • Sound: Andrés Montaña, Isabel Torres, José Valenzuela
  • Editor: Gustavo Vasco

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Momento Film (Sweden), Evidencia Films (Colombia)
  • In collaboration with: Change Attitude/Break The Silence
  • With the support of: the Secretaría de Cultura Ciudadana de la Alcaldía de Medellín, Colombia and The Cultural Foundation of the Swedish Postcode Lottery