La Mami

Inside the mythical Barba Azul (Bluebeard) Cabaret in Mexico City, the women of the night gather in an ebb and flow of emotions. Every day, La Mami, the caretaker of the women’s bathroom, offers them much needed advice and comfort to combat their crude, macho reality. From inside the Cabaret’s bathroom, La Mami reminds us all that alliances are the key to facing adversity.

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Laura Herrero Garvín



Director: Laura Herrero Garvín
Producer: Laura Imperiale, Laura Herrero Garvin (Cacerola Films, Mexico) Laia Zanón, Patricia Franquesa (Gadea Films, Spain), Laura Herrero Garvín
Screenwriter: Laura Herrero Garvín
Cinematographer: Laura Herrero Garvín
Editor: Lorenzo Mora Salazar, Ana Pfaff
Sound Designer: Eloisa Diez, Heidy Carranza Rivero
Music: Josue Vergara


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Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Global
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: Mexico, Spain
Language: Spanish
Runtime: 81 mins