When he discovers that his teenage daughter is pregnant, Julio Cesar understands that the time has come for him to change his destiny, stop driving his taxi, and assume his vocation as a Tarot reader.



“A delightful film. The main character acts with such joy, irreverence and benevolence, which are hard to find in cinema nowadays.”
Fabio Ferzetti, Il Messaggero (Italy)

“Quattrini has dared to extract beauty and tenderness from a damned city, something that has been for so long denied to our cinema.”
Sebastián Pimentel, Somos (Peru)

“Quattrini understands and respects his characters, without avoiding to present many of their “unpresentable” habits. He comes to their side, assuming their contradictions, not accusing nor forgiving them. Quattrini has a fascinating point of view and achieves an extraordinary atmosphere.”
Diego Lerer, Clarin (Argentina)

“An excellent demonstration that an x-ray of Latin America can be achieved with humor, without appealing to cruelty nor to an indulgent “for-export” point of view.”
Gustavo Noriega, El amante (Argentina)

“Since “Gatica, el mono” and “Pizza, birra, faso”, we haven’t seen a Latin American film so rooted in urban popular culture (its ethics and aesthetics) as “Chicha tu madre”. With an extraordinary performance of Jesus Aranda, the film has a richness and flavor that seemed long lost.”
Horacio Bernades, Pagina 12 (Argentina)

“Brilliantly conveyed and with unusual honesty. Quattrini’s debut film comes across as most original, unpretentious, somewhat lyrical feature, unlike anything you’ve seen before, and ends addressing universal queries without ever spelling them out for the viewers.”
Pablo Suarez, Buenos Aires Herald (Argentina)

“An irresistible and fascinating collage. Quattrini masterfully debuts in feature film.”
Diego Batlle, La Nacion (Argentina)

“The simplicity of this portrait hides the complexities of its subject. This is a ride through the suburbs of the first world. Something like seeing through the seams, a glance at what the real world and its inhabitants are.”
Leonardo D’Esposito, Terra (Argentina)

“What surprises about Gianfranco Quattrini’s debut film is how it brings to Earth metaphysical subjects with overwhelming simplicity.”
Martín Mazzini, XXIII (Argentina)

“Chicha tu madre discovers a filmmaker with a personal point of view that can contribute to renew Peruvian cinema.”
Isaac León Frías, La Primera (Peru)

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Venice (Italy) 2006
Huelva (Spain) 2006 (Best Actor Award)
Mar del Plata (Argentina) 2006
Sao Paulo (Brasil) 2006
Bangkok (Thailand) 2006
Warsaw (Poland) 2006
Icaro Film Festival (Guatemala) 2006 (Jury’s Special Prize)
Paris Latino (France) 2006
Karlovy Vary (Czec Republic) 2007
Palm Springs (USA) 2007
Festivalissimo (Canada) 2007
Munich (Germany) 2007
among others.


Jesús Aranda, Tula Rodríguez, Pablo Brichta, Jean Pierre Reguerraz,
Tatiana Espinoza, Gilberto Torres, Jorge Rodríguez Paz, Maricarmen Valencia.

Director: Gianfranco Quattrini
Producers: Ernesto González y Gianfranco Quattrini.
Coproducers: Diego Dubcovsky y Oscar Azar
Screenplay: Christopher Vásquez, Gianfranco Quattrini
Cinematographer: Iván Gierasinchuk
Editing: Alex Zito
Original Score: Axel Krygier
Sound Design: Martin Litmanovich
Art Direction: Sandro Angobaldo, Mario Frías y Daniel Higashionna
Wardrobe: Leslie Hinojosa
Heads of Production: Mercedes de la Cadena y Sebastian Ponce

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Países de producción: Perú y Argentina
Productoras: Primi Quattrini, BD Cine y Cinema Digital
Año: 2006
Duración: 85′

Commercial Release Perú: 160.000 viewers

Complete Film with English Subtitles