La Puerta Abierta / The Open Door

2016, 82 minutes

The main characters are two prostitutes: a mother, Antonia (Pávez), and her daughter, Rosa (Machi), who have an unhappy, strained relationship in which they both depend on one another.

La puerta abierta [+] (lit. “The Open Door”) is the feature debut by Marina Seresesky, an Argentinian actress, screenwriter and director now based in Spain, who was a finalist for the 2012 Goya Awards with her short film The Wedding. Starring Carmen Machi, Terele Pávez (in a role originally written for late actress Amparo Baró, whom this movie is dedicated to) and Asier Etxeandía, La puerta abierta was shot in autumn 2015 and is now ready for its epic festival voyage: in fact, it has already snagged the Best Screenplay Award at the Guadalajara Film Festival in Mexico. Its tragicomic plot, which was written by the director and is set in the corralas (interior patios in apartment blocks) in Madrid, revolves around second chances in life and in families (both biological ones and ones that we choose ourselves), and how some can be toxic while others can be liberating.

Members of mandy who have been involved in La Puerta Abierta

Alternative Names

La Puerta Abierta (Spanish), La Puerta Abierta (The Open Door), The Open Door (La Puerta Abierta)