Actress Lola Dueñas & Director Celia Rico Open Up About The Message Behind 'Journey To A Mother's Room'

Courtesy of Outsider Pictures

Director and screenwriter Celia Rico Clavellino and Spanish actress Lola Dueñas chatted with VIX about “Journey to a Mother’s Room." Rico's drama took two awards at the recent "San Sebastian International Film Festival" and now both, the filmmaker and the foreign actress, are ready to capture audiences with diverse cultures in the U.S.

"Is tribute to those mothers who put their children's interests first," Rico added that the movie show the connection between mother and daughter and the experience of detachment along with a two-sided journey to discover the complexities of life.

"I believe this movie will make people question about themselves and reflect about what's is genuine and true love," Lola continued, "I feel this is going to connect strongly with people from all over the world because you are either a son or a daughter or a parent."

What's "Journey to a Mother's Room" about?

Estrella (Lola Dueñas- Volver) and her daughter Leonor (Anna Castillo-The Olive Tree) are deeply bonded, yet also pulling apart. After Leonor’s friend returns from London, she realizes the limitations of life in her small Andalusian town and desires her independence but she’s afraid to disappoint her mother. Like other young Spaniards during the economic crisis, Leonor makes an impulsive decision to try life abroad, leaving Estrella no choice but to let her go and adjust to her life in an empty nest.

Celia Rico Clavellino’s feature film debut, is an intimate portrait of familial bonds and a parent left behind to discover a new path in life.

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