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…

2015 SF Indie Film Fest: O Apostolo

Contemporary filmmaking and medieval aesthetics are paired wonderfully in this stop-motion animation film about faith, the Church, redemption, and debt payback. The setting is the famed and merciless pilgrims’ way of Santiago de Compostela, where an escaped thief, Ramón, in search of a new, pastoral life free of crime, goes in search of another man’s…