Miu Miu Women’s Tales

#24 CARTA A MI MADRE PARA MI HIJO

by Carla Simón
Spain, 2022, 23', color
screenplay: Carla Simón
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cinematography
Alana Mejìa
music
M. Molina Jimenez

with
Angela Molina
Cecilia Gómez
Ainet Jounou

productions
Hi Production
Elastica Films
Kino Produzioni

Pregnant and naked, Carla is imitating her own mother’s poses before the camera when she was expecting her. Sunshine pours in through the windows. Super 8 images of mothers and fathers and grandparents parade by, smiling, sewing, or reciting poetry. Then a young girl travels from the 1960s to the ‘80s and right up to the present, crossing one milestone after another in history, in her femininity, until she meets Carla, on a beach in Catalonia, and her newborn son, Manel.

2022 #24 Carta a mi madre para mi hijo (short)
2022 Alcarràs
2020 Correspondencia (doc, with Dominga Sotomayor)
2019 Después también (short)
2017 Estiu 1993
2016 Llacunes (short)
2014 Las pequeñas cosas (short)
2013 Lipstick (short)
2012 Born Positive (doc)
2009 Women (short)

“For me it was an honor! I admire the directors of the previous Miu Miu Women’s Tales, they are all references for me, so I didn’t hesitate of being able to be part of this beautiful group. Although it’s not a personal project, I had total creative liberty to sort out the idea of explaining a story that was linked to the vital moment of my pregnancy. It is very relevant that the character of my mother is always dressed by Miu Miu, since the personality and singularity of their clothes match her character.”

Carla Simón (Barcelona, 1986), grew up in Catalonia. She studied audiovisual communication at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of California. In 2011, she received a La Caixa grant to pursue a Master’s at the London Film School, where she directed the short films Born Positive, Lipstick, Those Little Things, and Lacuna. In 2017, her first feature film, Summer 1993, was named Best First Feature at the Berlin Film Festival, where the film also received the Grand Prix in the Generation Kplus section. This film has won over thirty awards the world over, including three Goyas and an EFA nomination, and it represented Spain at the Academy Awards. Moreover, Carla Simón was awarded the Young Talent Prize promoted by Kering and the Cannes Film Festival. She went on to make the short films If Then Else and Correspondence, an epistolary conversation with Dominga Sotomayor that bowed at an array of festivals, including Visions du Réel, the New York Film Festival, and the San Sebastián Film Festival, among others. This year Simón’s second feature, Alcarràs, won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale.