Mamma

A young woman finds herself trapped in the middle of a gang turf war when she witnesses a cold blooded murder.

Director’s Statement

I had been thinking for some time that I wanted to make a one shot film and the inspiration finally came during my stay in a film campus in Italy. With Mamma I wanted to take the audience by the hand and make them hold their breath until the very end of the film and make them feel as lost as the main character. I believe in challenging the spectator and not spoon-feed all the information, omitting part of the subtitles was key in order to achieve that. The cinema verité style of the camera was clearly the right and probably only choice for a story of this kind.