Retratos De Mi Madre

A Film by Tavo Ruiz

Synopsis

PORTRAITS OF MY MOTHER
This is a documentary about my mother and the moment that changed her life. Through her narration, my mother confesses to me what she remembers from the moment she was raped as a child. By painfully recalling this traumatic event, she reflects on the sexual abuse of children and the scars that these events leave in a person’s life.

Director

  • Picture of Tavo Ruiz © Tavo Ruiz

    Tavo Ruiz

    Born in 1987 in Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico. He wrote and directed his first short film “La madrina” when he was 18 years old, participating with success in different film festivals like the prestigious Morelia Film Festival. He co-founded Light’s On Producciones and with them he produced his next projects. In 2016 and 2018 his new short films "Line 9" and "Juan Gabriel is dead" screened in over 60 Film Festivals around the world including Out Fest Los Angeles, Hofer Filmtage, among others. Winning several awards in the process. He currently lives in Germany where he is developing his next projects.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    10th PORTO 7 - OPORTO INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oporto, Portugal)June 8, 2019
  • 8th KO:SH FILM FEST (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)July 2, 2019
  • 5th DOQUMENTA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Querétaro, Mexico)August 16, 2019
  • *NOMINEE BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM*
    14th SHORTS MÉXICO - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE MÉXICO (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)September 4, 2019
  • 2nd LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)September 11, 2019
  • 7th CORTO HELVETICO AL FEMMINILE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ticino, Switzerland)September 27, 2019
  • 16th SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Forlì, Italy)October 4, 2019
  • 4th ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, New York, USA)October 17, 2019
  • 2nd TAMPA BAY LATIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)October 18, 2019
  • 17th MORELIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Morelia, Mexico)October 18, 2019
  • 2nd LINZ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)November 7, 2019
  • 4th WEST TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Odessa, TX, USA)November 21, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Tavo Ruiz
Screenplay
Tavo Ruiz
Producer
Manuel Zurloh, Tavo Ruiz
Executive Producer
Gabriela Gonzalez, Manuel Zurloh, Andrés Borja
Director of Photography
Sergio Mariscal
Sound
Ivette Gutiérrez
Editor
Tavo Ruiz
Sound Design
Maxime Bedot
Music
Alberto Palomo

Cast

Madre
Gabriela Ruiz
Hijo
Iván Reyes Mundo
Narrador
María del Rosario Luna Morales

Details

Running Time
11:11 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION

Manuel Zurloh
mzurloh@gmail.com

+49 157 77838336

DIRECTOR

Tavo Ruiz
Spilckerstraße 1,
30625 Hannover, Germany

+49 157 3280 1287

tavruiz@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/tavorul