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by Lucia Carreras


Tamara is an almost forty year old woman suffering from mental retardation, left alone after Paco, her brother and only companion. Despite her loneliness she continues with her daily routine, even if her life is rapidly thrown into disarray. One day, Tamara’s fascination with ladybugs leads her to stray away from her neighborhood. Then she finds a baby girl at a newspaper stand who seems to be all alone. Without any regard for the consequences, she decides to take her and protect her. Mrs. Meche, a seventy-year-old woman who lives alone in the same neighborhood discovers the baby in Tamara’s house. She has no other choice to become involved.

international title: Tamara and the Ladybug
original title: Tamara y la Catarina
country: Spain, Mexico
sales agent: Indie Sales
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Lucia Carreras
film run: 107'
screenplay: Lucia Carreras
cast: Ángeles Cruz, Angelina Peláez, Mercedes Pascual, Harold Torres, Gustavo Sánchez Parra , Cecilia Cantú
cinematography by: Iván Hernández
film editing: Lucia Carreras, José Manuel Rocha
music: Pablo Cervantes
producer: Sandra Paredes, Ana V. Bojórquez
co-producer: Rogelio Delgado, Concepcion Taboada
production: Eficine 226 [MX], Underdog [MX]


main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2016 
Zurich Film Festival 2016 

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