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Journey to a Mother’s Room

Celia Rico’s Journey to a Mother’s Room will premiere in San Sebastian Film Festival

Starring Lola Dueñas (Best Actress winner in Cannes for VOLVER) and Goya-winner Anna Castillo, the debut film by Ewa member Celia Rico will premiere in San Sebastian Film Festival at the New Directors section. The screenplay, written by Celia, participated in the prestigious Script Station Lab at the Berlinale Talents in  2015.

JOURNEY TO A MOTHER'S ROOM is a film about the family ties that constantly bind and divide us, that make us strong and, at the same time, so fragile. A film about attachment and distance between a mother and a daughter who are on a two-sided journey to discover the complexities of love.

Storyline: Leonor wants to leave home but she doesn't dare tell her mother. Estrella doesn't want her daughter to go, but she isn't able to keep her by her side. Mother and daughter will have to face a new time in their lives in which the world they share is wavering.

Considered an emerging talent in Spanish cinema by Variety magazine, CELIA RICO CLAVELLINO (Seville, 1982) has a degree in Audiovisual Communication and Literary Theory and Comparative Literature.

As a writer and director, her career debuted with the awardwinning short film LUISA NO ESTÁ EN CASA, starring Asunción Balaguer and Fernando Guillén. The only Spanish film at the 2012 Biennale di Venezia, the short film has also been featured in festivals such as SEMINCI, The European Film Festival of Seville, the Malaga Film Festival or the Gijón Film Festival. It also participated in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival, won a Gaudí Award for best short film and the award from the Col·legi de Directors de Catalunya. Celia has worked as a First Assistant Director and Second Unit Director of Claudia Llosa's latest film, ALOFT (Berlin  Film Festival, 2014).

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