March 23, 2023

Mother and Child

Showing: Sunday, December 12 – 11:30 AM
Title: Mother and Child
Year: 2009
Country: Spain/USA
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Inter-woven stories of the everyday mysteries and miracles inherent in motherhood punctuate this film, set in Los Angeles. Adult children mourn the babies they gave up long ago, mothers and daughters fail to connect despite living under the same roof, and strangers come together serendipitously to transform one another’s lives in this story of adoption and the adopted.

“The film is founded on three performances by Annette Bening, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts. All have rarely been better.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“devastating and hopeful. . . . I was still sniveling under my sunglasses 15 minutes after Mother and Child was over. I’m grateful to him for the cinematic reminder of how lucky we are to have mothers or children.” – Mary Pols, TIME Magazine

“Mr. Garcia has gone to extraordinary lengths to avoid sentimentality, examining the causes of conflict, anxiety, insecurity and self-doubt that have impacted the parallel lives of thee remarkable women. . . . A flawless film of heartrending realism about he eternal chord that binds parents and children and the emptiness when they are separated. Everything about it adds up to a consummate revelation that left me enriched and feeling hopeful about the artistry of motion pictures.” – Rex Reed, New York Observer

“In Mother and Child, he (Rodrigo Garcia) creates an emotional powerhouse.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone