Mamá, mamá, mamá

Mum, Mum, Mum
“Have you blown the candles already?” – “No, I had to blow the imaginary ones, because mum is with the auntie.”

The house is full of people, but Cleo is alone. Her grandmother, aunt and cousins are constantly around, and have been ever since her little sister Erin drowned in the pool, leaving Cleo’s mother withdrawn and unresponsive. Cleo‘s world has become fragmented; a series of brief snapshots – partly crooked, fixated on the smallest details, the colours all but faded away. Again and again, splintered memories cut into a painfully changed present, but so, too, does life: in the closeness with the cousins, their games, a birthday party, Cleo’s first period, and in the garden full of rustling plants. With care, patience and tenderness, the girls and women fill a place of sorrow with life.
by Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière
with Agustina Milstein, Chloé Cherchyk, Camila Zolezzi, Matilde Creimer Chiabrando, Siumara Castillo, Vera Fogwill, Jennifer Moule, Shirley Giménez, Ana María Monti, Florencia González Rodríguez
Argentina 2020 Spanish 65’ Colour World premiere recommendation: 11 years and up


  • Agustina Milstein (Cleo)
  • Chloé Cherchyk (Nerina)
  • Camila Zolezzi (Manuela)
  • Matilde Creimer Chiabrando (Leoncia)
  • Siumara Castillo (Aylín)
  • Vera Fogwill (Aunt)
  • Jennifer Moule (Mother)
  • Shirley Giménez (Karen)
  • Ana María Monti (Grandmother)
  • Florencia González Rodríguez (Erín)


Written and Directed by Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière
Cinematography Rebeca Rossato Siqueira
Editing Joaquín Elizalde, Valeria Racioppi
Music Mauro Mourelos
Sound Design Lucas Larriera
Sound Lara Baldino
Production Design Ángeles Frinchaboy
Costumes Carmela Pérez Morales
Make-Up Mariana Jara
Assistant Director Lucía Bonells
Casting María Laura Berch, Soledad San Martín
Production Manager Daniela Martínez Nannini
Producer Laura Mara Tablón
Executive Producer Laura Mara Tablón
Co-Producer Florencia de Mugica
Co-Production Bomba Cine Buenos Aires

Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière

Born in Argentina in 1996, she studied film directing at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. In 2017, she won first prize in a competition for new filmmakers run by the INCAA Argentine Film Institute which included support for her debut film Mamá, mamá, mamá, which she shot with an all-female crew.


2018 Hveragerði; short film 2020 Mamá, mamá, mamá (Mum, Mum, Mum)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020