An engaging drama about a 14-year-old Spanish boy trying his best to stay out of the care system, with a single mum who’s tragically incapable of providing a stable home life. On the run from Social Services, Miguel seeks refuge with his mother’s Romanian ex, but life is tough when you don’t truly belong – a deliberate reversal of the usual immigrant role. Miguel is determined but vulnerable, and his dignity and strength in the face of adversity will have you rooting for him all the way, and cheering on those who offer him the kindness and respect he deserves.
UK Premiere/ La Madre
Directed by Alberto Morais