RETRATOS DE MI MADRE

Tavo Ruiz / 11´ / 2019 / Germany, Mexico, United States

Direction: Tavo Ruiz

Production: Tavo Ruiz y Manuel Zurloh

Script: Tavo Ruiz

Editing: Tavo Ruiz

Cinematography: Sergio Mariscal

Sound: Ivette Gutiérrez

This is a documentary about my mother and the moment that changed her life. Through her narration, my mother confesses to me what she remembers from the moment she was raped as a child. By painfully recalling this traumatic event, she reflects on the sexual abuse of children and the scars that these events leave in a person’s life.

TAVO RUIZ. Born in 1987 in Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico. He wrote and directed his first short film La madrina when he was 18 years old, participating with success in different film festivals like the prestigious Morelia Film Festival. He co-founded Light’s On Producciones and with them he produced his next projects. In 2016 and 2018 his new short films Line 9 and Juan Gabriel is dead screened in over 60 Film Festivals around the world including Out Fest Los Angeles, Hofer Filmtage, among others. Winning several awards in the process. He currently lives in Germany where he is developing his next projects.

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