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Catalan Film Festival: JOURNEY TO A MOTHER’S ROOM with Cinemaattic

December 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

journey to a mother's room

Join us for a partnership screening at the Catalan Film Festival in Glasgow!

Like many other Spaniards Leonor leaves her Spanish home to find a job in London. A touching portrait of a mother-daughter relationship and life in an empty nest from one of Catalan cinema’s up-and-coming talents – Celia Rico Clavellino.


Celia Rico’s deeply personal debut feature is an affecting tale about a daughter who craves change, and a mother who fears it. Does it sound familiar?

An intimate yet funny portrait of a close mother-daughter bond unexpectedly transformed when one moves away.

Since the death of her father, Estrella (interpreted by Almodovar’s regular Lola Dueñas) and her daughter Leonor (Anna Castillo)  have wrapped themselves in a cocoon of uneventful, pedestrian comfort. When Leonor breaks free and leaves home to work as an au pair in London, Estrella is faced with an empty nest for the first time. Unexpectedly, Estrella soon finds her days fruitfully occupied by an unusual new hobby and even an awkward romantic prospect – both of which spawn much hilarity. As it turns out, new-found independence is a blessing more for the mother than the daughter in this beautiful, touching film.

Directed by Celia Rico Clavellino
Spain 2018

JOURNEY TO A MOTHER’S ROOM swept up the Youth Jury and New Directors Awards at its debut at the San Sebastián Film Festival, as well as Gaudí Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Written and directed by emerging Spanish talent Celia Rico Clavellino, this debut feature is a quiet meditation on family attachments and what can be gained from letting go.

“Dueñas occupies every inch of a new ground discovered with the hesitant charm of an ingenue, creating a character of an older woman who is also a permanent beginner.” – Little White Lies.



We take a look again at Catalonia as an interesting sample of how societies are addressing universal issues at local/regional level. From migrant integration to climate change; stories about responsible tourism, digital shift, language, and identity.


December 5, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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