Wonderful news from Chicago! Momento Film’s MADRE, directed by Simón Mesa Soto won a Live Action Gold Hugo in the short film category. We congratualte Simón and the whole team.
Motivation: “Madre is a powerful portrayal of the emotional trauma and desperation of a teenage girl exploited by the porn industry. The film masterfully depicts the innocence and the desperation of the young girl, her inner pain, and the brutality of the business with a subtle quiet intimate approach, (and minimal use of actors and settings) through beautiful cinematography that moves from brightness towards darkness as the film concludes with the girl’s moments of realization. For this we award the Gold Hugo to Madre by Simon Mesa Soto.” http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/52nd-festival-award-winners
Our documentary Fragility by director Ahang Bashi had it’s Swedish theater premiere September 6th and has since received an overwhelming response. It got top reviews by several major news papers and radioshows, below are links to some of them. If you missed the movie on cinema it will be screened at SVT early 2017.
6/6in Svenska Dagbladet. “Alla, absolut alla, bör se den här filmen” (in Swedish) 5/5in Kulturnytt, P1, Swedish Radio. “Skörheten är en fantastisk film” (in Swedish) 5/5in Göteborgsposten. “Häpnadsväckande och välgörande” (in Swedish) 4/5 in Sydsvenskan. “Jag har aldrig tidigare sett den psykiska ohälsan skildrad så naken och autentisk” (in Swedish)
It’s official! We are very proud and happy to announce that MADRE, a Momento Film and Evidencia Films production directed by Simón Mesa Soto, is selected for the 2016 Official Competition at Cannes Festival. The film will give Simón a chance to win his second award at Cannes!
Meet us at Tempo Documentary Festival! We will attend the festival with two films. Ahang Bashis Fragility is competing for the Tempo Documentary Award and Eloy Domínguez Seréns Yellow Brick Road is screened in the Top Doc Section.
Momento Film starts 2016 with festival! At this year’s edition of the Gothenburg Film Festival the company attends with four films that deal with as many different stories. From Western Sahara to ultra-Orthodox Jews in Ukraine, mental fragility and the longing for a meaningful existence.
Check out the screening schedule for the films at GIFF: