This film was born from an Oscar nominated short, it has an ending that stirs you up and you can watch it for free

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Saying that Netflix or HBO have a very interesting catalog and great titles to consider does not catch anyone new. What you might not know is that RTVE Play, RTVE’s on-demand television platform has a long list of content to keep track of. It is full of movies and series that you can watch completely free, some as interesting as Mother, Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s film that was born out of an Oscar-nominated short.

In 2017, Sorogoyen premiered a short film starring Marta Nieto that caused a lot of stir. It won the Goya for Best Fiction Short Film in the 2017 edition and was nominated for an Oscar in the same category. Its constant tension and surprising ending made it a huge success thanks to word of mouth.

What is it about? Marta receives a call from her 6-year-old son who is on a beach in France with his father, the protagonist’s ex-husband. He says that the father has left him alone and is lost. In the almost 18 minutes that the piece lasts, Marta tries to help the little one over the phone, but the situation only gets worse.

Given its success, the director turned it into a feature film. The first minutes of the film are exactly the same as those that make up the short and, once the sequence is finished, the story continues to tell that the mother has not seen her son for ten years. He got lost while on vacation in the south of France and since then Marta has not stopped looking for him. He lives on the beach where everything happened and, although he does not forget him, he is beginning to lead an independent life. Until she meets a teenager who reminds her a lot of her little one.

The film was released in 2019 and was also very well received, especially the performance of Marta Nieto. At the 2020 Goya Awards, she was nominated for Best Leading Actress, Best Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay. Although he did not take home any awards after the gala, it has the favor of critics who point out it as a good film about the trauma of the mother.

After its broadcast on television, you can enjoy it totally free on RTVE Play -both on the web and in the application-.

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