Sunday, July 5, 2009

lions den (leonera)

lion's den/leonera
a film by pablo trapero
(argentina, 2009, 113 min. in spanish with english subtitles)

Watch the trailer!

Sent to prison for allegedly killing her lover, Julia discovers she is pregnant and is sent to a high-security maternity ward to serve her time. Julia’s only concern now is her son. Her fellow inmate Marta becomes her ally; her mother SofĂ­a, her opponent. One attempts to teach her how to be a mother; the other wishes to take over rearing the child. The film, shot in a real prison with inmates as extras, shines a light on a little known aspect of prison life: motherhood behind bars.

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