Spain | 2022 | 100 min | Alauda Ruiz De Azúa

April 14 - 24, 2022

Stressed to her breaking point with the demands of parenthood, new mom Amaia takes up with her aging parents, uncovering long-buried secrets and learning hard-won truths about what it means to be a family in this rich and emotionally raw debut feature.


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Arriving home after giving birth to her only child, 35-year-old Amaia (Laia Costa, Veronica), wants nothing more than to rest, nurse baby Jone, and eat sushi. Attended by her frequently absent partner Javier (Mikel Bustamante), doting father Koldo (Ramon Barea), and no-nonsense mother Begoña (Susi Sanchez, Julieta, The Skin I Live In), Amaia quickly becomes acquainted with the intense and unending stresses of new parenthood. With emotions heightened, nerves frayed, and the young couple at each other’s throats, Javier takes yet another job that will take him away for an extended period, forcing Amaia to find the help she needs and move in with her parents. As three generations settle in and Amaia senses her previous life is slipping away, she comes to the quiet realization that her parents themselves are barely holding things together, their sharp points continually piercing one another—and uncovering a secret her mother has long kept buried. But when the family dynamic is forever changed after Begoña has a medical emergency, in an instant becoming as helpless as her own granddaughter, Amaia slowly comes to realize all the ways in which her parents’ condition mirrors her own, coming to earn a hard-won empathy that comes with not only learning to love a difficult person but embracing a deeply imperfect family in this forthright and emotionally rich debut feature from writer/director Alauda Ruiz De Azúa.

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  • Original Language Title: Cinco Lobitos
  • Director: Alauda Ruiz De Azúa
  • Principal Cast: Laia Costa, Susi Sánchez, Ramón Barea, Mikel Bustamante
  • Premiere Status: NA
  • Country: Spain
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 100 min
  • Producer: Manuel Calvo, Nahikari Ipiña, Marisa Fernandez Armenteros
  • Screenplay: Alauda Ruiz De Azúa
  • Cinematographers: Jon D. Domínguez
  • Editors: Andrés Gil
  • Music: Aránzazu Calleja
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Spanish, Euskera, English
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Latido Films