La Pietà

La Piedad

Spain, Argentina 2022
Spanish and Korean, subtitles in English
80 min
Suitable for audiences aged 16 and above
Director: Eduardo Casanova
Screenplay: Eduardo Casanova
Cast: Ángela Molina, Manel Llunell, Ana Polvorosa
Production: Canal Sur Radio y Televisión, Crea SGR, Crudofilms
Print Source: Film Factory Entertainment

The new film by the visionary director Eduardo Casanova tells an impressive story about a toxic relationship between a mother and her son. Pedro Almodóvar meets Derek Jarman as Casanova splashes powerful colors, mainly in shades of pink, onto the screen, creating a dramatically staged drama around an overprotective mother (Ángela Molina) who meticulously takes care of her twenty-something son Mateo (Manel Llunell). The mother-son relationship becomes increasingly intense, even likened to the merciless dictatorship of North Korea. Skillfully alternating between beauty and horror, love and hate, Casanova crafts a fantastical world.

Timo Kuismin

On August 25th, the screening at Kino Tapiola is an age-restricted screening for individuals aged 18 and above, with alcohol beverages available from the Kinobaari.