About the film

ma ma tells the story of Magda (Penélope Cruz). Confronted with tragedy, she responds with a surge of life that flows within her, from the imaginable to the unimaginable. Accompanied by her closest circle of family and friends, she will face the most unexpected of situations with humor, grace and tender happiness.

This sophisticated melodrama from Julio Medem (Sex and Lucía, Lovers of the Arctic Circle) is as much a testament to survival as it is an ode to the complexity of human relationships and emotions. Academy Award Winner Cruz gives the performance of a lifetime as a courageous woman ready to defy all odds in order to live life to the fullest.

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Julio Medem

Born in Donosti (San Sebastian) in 1958, Julio Medem is one of the Spanish directors […]

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Asier Etxeandía

Asier Etxeandia (born 27 June 1975) is a Spanish actor, whose work encompasses television, theatre […]

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