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Sanfic Title ‘Tierra De Nuestras Madres’ Broken Down by Director Liz Lobato (EXCLUSIVE)

Holly Jones With a delicately morose charm, Spanish actress-turned-director Liz Lobato is presenting her debut feature project, “Tierra de Nuestras Madres” as part of the 11th Fanfic Industria’s Ibero-American Work In Progress strand.The farcical fable scrutinizing globalization takes place in the village of La Mancha, where residents know each other thoroughly and tend to their routines like clockwork. There, beloved curmudgeon and central protagonist Rosario makes the rounds selling drug-laced fig salt to her neighbors as the town’s unknowingly sold out from under them by a bankrupt mayor.Shot in black and white, the film gives far more than it takes and absurdly relays the somber tale of corruption and a community bound to its roots so tightly its willing to sacrifice a soul or two to stay put, as futile an endeavor  as that may be.

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Vanity Fair, that her mother would frequently express concern for her mental state, and Penélope would constantly reassure her.However, she herself was worried about the effects of playing such a role.She said: “I told her, ‘Don’t worry’—but I was worried.“I pretended that I had things under control, but I was scared.”The star confirmed that her mum still checks in with her regularly, even a year after filming has completed.Penélope said that she also struggled when filming for Asghar Farhadi’s thriller film Everybody Knows, in 2018.She starred in the film alongside her husband Javier Bardem.“I knew it was from the tension of the character,” Penélope explained, while discussing the fact that she would get a fever nearly every night during filming of the show.Penélope appeared on The Graham Norton show at the end of January to discuss her new film.She began by explaining how she truly admired director Pedro Almodovar, and liked how much “trust” he placed in her judgement.The actress explained that she admired Pedro’s humility, and ability to ask questions about things he didn’t understand.She said he gave a lot of freedom and trust to other women on set.She said: “Pedro is so great because he knows so much about almost everything but when there is something he is not an expert in, he is not afraid to ask questions.  “He gave me and the other women a lot of freedom and trust.