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
  • 16th CORTO CIRCUITO LATINO SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL NY (Official Selection, New York, USA)October 9, 2019
  • 1st MAYNARD IBERO AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Offiical Selection, Maynard, MA, USA)October 16, 2019
  • 17th ANNUAL TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, KS, USA)October 16, 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
  • 8th CURTA OF GÉNERO - MOSTRA INTERNACIONAL AUDIOVISUAL (Official Selection, Fortaleza, Brazil)October 31, 2019
  • 8th MOSTRA INT'L AUDIOVISUAL CURTA O GENERO (Official Selection, Fortaleza, Brazil)November 1, 2019
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT*
    5th OPEN WINDOW FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)November 5, 2019
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    2nd LINZ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)November 7, 2019
  • 6th MINIDOC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Polán, Spain)November 8, 2019
  • 180’ BERLIN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)November 11, 2019
  • 4th WEST TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Odessa, TX, USA)November 21, 2019
  • *HONORIFIC MENTION*
    FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE MÉRIDA Y YUCATÁN (Official Selection, Mexico)November 26, 2019
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    22nd FALUDI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)November 27, 2019
  • FESTIVAL DEL PUERTO (Official Selection, Puerto Escondido, México)December 4, 2019
  • 10th KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amman, Jordan)December 5, 2019
  • 2nd DIORAMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Delhi, India)December 11, 2019
  • 5th CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2019
  • 41st FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Official Selection, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 20, 2020
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM*
    2nd LE PRINCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Caracas, Venezuela)January 28, 2020
  • 15th MIRADASDOC (Official Selection, Tenerife, Canarias)February 1, 2020
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    9th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE PEHUAJÓ (Official Selection, Pehuajó, Buenos Aires, Argentina)February 17, 2020
  • 6th FINDECOIN - INDEPENDENT INT'L SHORT & FEATURE (Official Selection, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela)February 24, 2020
  • 16th KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INT'L SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, UK)February 25, 2020
  • 8th NEPAL HUMAN RIGHTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)March 5, 2020
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT*
    4th FESCISA - SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador)March 21, 2020
  • 9th RADICAL FRAME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)March 24, 2020
  • 12th THIN LINE FEST (Official Selection, Denton, TX, USA)March 25, 2020
  • 2nd DEPTFORD CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)May 1, 2020
  • 7th FIRENZE FILMVCORTI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy)May 4, 2020
  • 5th FESTIVAL DE CINE ORO NEGRO (Official Selection, Nanchital, Veracruz, Mexico)May 28, 2020
  • 14th SORSICORTI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palermo, PA, Italy)June 11, 2020
  • KINOMORPHIA FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)September 22, 2020

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