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by Antonio Chavarrías


In the 9th century, Emma, a 17-year-old girl, is named Abbess with the mission of repopulating and Christianizing territories in conflict with the Moriscos. When she arrives at the Abbey, she will have to overcome the mistrust aroused by a woman determined to fulfill her mission, which will lead her to confront nobles, peasants, and the nuns themselves. However, Emma will prove that, with determination and will, it is possible to challenge the established power structures. Although she will pay a high price...

international title: Holy Mother
original title: La abadesa
country: Spain, Belgium
sales agent: Film Constellation
year: 2024
genre: fiction
directed by: Antonio Chavarrías
film run: 122'
screenplay: Antonio Chavarrías
cast: Daniela Brown, Blanca Romero, Carlos Cuevas, Ernest Villegas, Berta Sánchez, Oriol Genis, Joaquín Notario
cinematography by: Julián Elizalde
film editing: Clara Martínez Malagelada
music: Ivan Georgiev
producer: Antonio Chavarrías, José María Morales, Miguel Morales, Mónica Lozano
co-producer: David Claikens, Samuel Feller, Hubert Toint, Alex Verbaere
executive producer: Flavia Biurrun, Alba Bosch-Duran, Jennifer Ritter
production: Oberon Cinematográfica, Wanda Visión, Saga Film, ICONO 2020 AIE (ES)
distributor: Wanda Visión

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