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Malena explores a second chance at motherhood with her new partner through IVF, while at the same time she is determined to mend the bond with her estranged teenage son and daughter from a previous marriage. Her relationship falters, however, and her partner threatens to leave her if the IVF doesn’t succeed. Facing an uncertain future and tired of her job as a domestic worker in a fancy neighbourhood in Mexico City, Malena is intent on having a financially independent life by building her own business, and she aims to bring her children to live with her. Her co-workers and family offer the supportive and loving ecosystem she needs to endure the challenges that arise in her pursuit of her dreams. Filmed in a sensitive, intimate tone, this special collaboration between film participant and director delivers an honest story of motherhood, relationships, family and friendship—and one of a woman who is ready to live life on her own terms.


  • Director(s)

    • Laura Plancarte
  • Producer(s)

    • Laura Plancarte
  • Writer(s)

    • María Magdalena (Male) Reyes
    • Laura Plancarte
  • Editor(s)

    • Andrea Chignoli
  • Cinematography

    • Franklin Dow
  • Composer

    • Pablo Todd
  • Music

    • Marc Vicente
  • Sound

    • Raoul Brand

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