Watch at Home 01.17.2025

La Pietà

Directed by Eduardo Casanova
Film Movement
84 Minutes
Spain, Argentina
Fantasy, Horror, Drama, Comedy
Not Rated

In this ferociously unique visual stunner of a film, Casanova dares to play with the parallels between a toxic mother-son relationship and the North Korean regime, offering the legendary Ángela Molina an iconic performance as the toxic mother.

Lili and Mateo are mother and son who have a profound relationship of mutual dependence. The indulge in their suffocating reality until one of them is diagnosed with a fatal illness. The mere idea of separation causes them to develop their darkest and most toxic version of themselves.

LA PIETÀ is about power, and submission then to the extreme; about the capacity and need human begins have to control their own creation, other people, and even an entire country. A universal story about how to separate ourselves from our roots: abandoning everything to evolve or to save ourselves, even knowing that the darkest part of us we leave behind stays with us, in our DNA.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Eduardo Casanova
  • Starring: Ángela Molina
  • Starring: Manel Llunell
  • Starring: Ana Polvorosa
  • Starring: Antonio Durán 'Morris'

Where to Watch




  • "A highly stylised drama filled with fastidious attention to detail and arch, knowing performances...."
    Ben Nicholson, The Film Verdict
  • "Something that would come out of the mind of Álex de la Iglesia if he would wake up in a pastel-coloured rehab centre...."
    Marko Stojiljković, Cineuropa
  • "Casanova draws from the same controversial and stark sources as Lars von Trier, both plot-wise and visually. "
    Jason Seaver, Jay's Movie Blog
  • "A fascinating audiovisual proposal starring the wonderful Ángela Molina in one of the best performances of her career."
    Xesco Simón, Las Furias Magazine