Todos Estan muertos 2014
Todos están muertos (original title)
1h 33min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 16 October 2015 (Mexico)
If you saw Lupe (35) in her bathrobe and slippers, stuck at home making pies, you would never imagine that back in the 80’s she was a pop-rock star. She and her brother Diego made up the band Groenlandia, whose first album was a huge hit. But Lupe has turned her back on that distant past of touring and concerts. She lives wholly dependent on her mother Paquita (65) and has a teenage son, Pancho(14), who hates her. Her agoraphobia won’t even let her leave the house to buy the ingredients she needs for cooking. Luckily her mother, Paquita, a superstitious Mexican woman with a heart of gold,is there to do the shopping, deal with her frequent crises and do what matters most: be a mother to Pancho. But Paquita is running out of time. She just found out that she’s going to die and she has only one final goal: to prepare her family for life without her.
Imagine a contemporary BLITHE SPIRIT, with the fetching Elena Anya as the agoraphobic mother of a rebellious teen whose pop star dad is conjured up by his granny’s witch friend.
Did I mention the teenage chum with an ambivalent sex drive, who has eyes for mum?
Events roll on towards the concert where the kid with no voice plans singing his scout song, backed by his pre-pubescent chums?
Subdued colour and tight multi-face close ups from the first time director.
The occasional effective moments should be accommodated in something more substantial
Director: Beatriz Sanchís (as Beatriz Sanchis)
Writers: Beatriz Sanchís (as Beatriz Sanchis) , Beatriz Sanchís
Stars: Elena Anaya, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Angélica Aragón
Country: Germany | Mexico | Spain
Release Date: 16 October 2015 (Mexico)