Flix for Short: Mama


Mamá by Andres Muschietti is a taut and frightening Spanish short from 2008 that just hits good and hard. It does most of its work in just a single uninterrupted shot.

The short film made an impression on Guillermo del Toro, who helped shepherd and produce a feature film version of Mamá starring Jessica Chastain. It marks Muschietti’s feature film debut. Muschietti co-wrote screenplay for the feature film with his sister Barbara and novelist/television writer Neil Cross. Originally slated for an October 2012 release, the full-length Mama will now be out in theaters on January 18th, 2013.

After the cut I’ve included the trailer for the feature film version of Mama.

Mama (2013)

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.