After working for more than 40 years in the nightlife, Doña Olga is now La Mami, the caretaker of the women restroom at the mythical Cabaret Barba Azul. Night after night, she takes care of the dancers working at the flow of live music. This restroom is a trusting bubble inside Barba Azul. Today there is a new woman arriving at the restroom. She has a sick son and needs to work.
2019, Mexico-Spain, 82 min., color, language – Spanish
Director Laura Herrero Garvín
DoP Laura Herrero Garvín
Additional Cinematographers Sarasvati Herrera y Carlos Prieto
Editing Ana Pfaff, Lorenzo Mora Salazar
Appearances: Doña Olga “La Mami” y Priscila and all the women of Cabaret Barba Azul: Michelle, Wendy, Vale, Fabiola, Candy, Connie, Irlanda, Lucy, Sharon, Ambar, Osiris, Brenda, Mónica, Miriam, Geovana, Maricela
Producers Laura Imperiale, Patricia Franquesa, Laia Zanon, Laura Herrero Garvín
Production Cacerola Films, Gadea Films, Instituto Mexicano De Cinematografía (Imcine), Fondo Para La Producción Cinematográfica De Calidad (Foprocine – Mexico), Programa Ibermedia, Ford Foundation
World Sales Dogwoof
Official competition IDFA
Official selection SXSW 2020
Official selection Doc Fortnight – MoMA’s Festival of International Nonfiction Film and Media
LAURA HERRERO GARVÍN
Director, cinematographer. Studied a Master in Creation Documentary at Pompeu Fabra University. As La Sandía Digital co-founder in Mexico, directed over 20 short documentary films. Her feature-length debut, “El Remolino” premiered at the Locarno Film Festival, was selected in more than seventy festivals and awarded for Best Documentary in several festivals such as Documenta Madrid (Spain), Saratov and Planeta Focus (USA). Her last short “¿Me vas a gritar?” (2018) was part of International Selection in Clermont Ferrand, Málaga, Morelia and Palm Springs.