We are one week into the Sundance Film Festival, which means both the reviews and awards are rolling in. Gago, whose 'Matria' was shown at the festivals International Narrative Short Film special event on the 24th of January has been awarded the short film Grand Jury Prize. 

The film's logline states, "Faced with a challenging daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge in her relationships with her daughter and granddaughter." Matria's runtime is twenty-one minutes and has been accepted to seven other festivals. On Gago's website he explains the film in more detail:

"Matria is a film about a defective everyday heroine. I didn’t want to portray her from a panegyric point of view. My intention was to document her reality under the illusion of a fiction veil. An adverse reality that doesn’t have an apparent ending in the film, because Matria is a continuous tragedy engraved with fire in the routine."

Congratulations to Gago and all behind the short film 'Matria'.

About MATRIA (2017)
Director: Álvaro Gago
Writers: Álvaro Gago
Language: Spanish
Runtime: 21 minutes
About the Sundance Film Festival:
The Sundance Film Festival was founded in 1981 by Robert Redford. Sundance Institute is a non-profit organization that provides space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create.