A rather timely short film with the US election now underway. The award-winning short film ‘La Madre Buena’ (The Good Mother) is by up and coming female Yorkshire based director Sarah Clift. It tells the tale of a Mexican mother torn between her politics and pleasing her only son’s birthday wish – to have a Donald Trump piñata.
Talking about the film Sarah Clift said:
Spending time between Mexico and the UK , it became increasingly frustrating to see interpretations of Mexico I simply do not agree with. I wanted to create a piece of work that showcased strong women, family unity and the beauty and faith of the Mexican people I have had the pleasure to meet. Humour has always played a strong part in all of my work and seemed a wonderful opportunity to use in creating a simple story about the lengths a mother will go to for her child.
The music features ‘La Llorona’ by Chavela Vargas (The Weeping Woman) a classic hispanic piece telling a tale that has been passed through the generations from young to old. According to the tradition, La Llorona is the ghost of a woman who lost her children and cries while looking for them in the river, often causing misfortune to those who are near or hear her.