Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool dir. Paul McGuigan

It has been observed, quite often, that there are very few good roles for Hollywood actresses of a certain age, and whether we take the fictional or real actresses, this observation holds.


Ma ma

In Ma Ma, the lead character, Magda, finds out she has advanced stage breast cancer. Magda, played by Penélope Cruz, is surrounded by males as she goes through chemotherapy, recovery, and illness again, and we see how her ordeal affects them: her philandering ex-husband, Raúl, her new husband, Arturo, her son, Dani, and her doctor…