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Mamacita is an extravagant Mexican beauty queen living in her own kingdom in the company of her loyal servants: gardener, chauffeur, chef, housekeeper and nurses. The 95-year-old lady has turned her house into a castle, hiding the open wounds of a prominent Mexican upper class family behind its stone walls. When José Pablo went abroad to study film, Mamacita made him promise to return to Mexico one day to make a film about her life. He conquers his granny’s empire like a Trojan horse, discovering the haunted spirits of his own past and the lack of love that his entire clan has suffered from for generations.


    A well-woven work of entertaining and riveting Cinéma vérité, this one is a must-see down to the post credits ending.
    Jason Coleman
  • Toronto Guardian
    Top 10 Hot Doc Picks

Festival Participation

  • Hot Docs - 2018
    Top Audience Pick of the “Made in Mexico” section
  • Bergamo Film Meeting - 2019
    Best Documentary
  • L.A. Film Festival - 2018
  • Zürich IFF - 2018
  • DokFest München - 2018

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