Eugenia & Violeta
In Eugenia (28) and Violeta (newly born) she discloses the agony of change, the hard work of a mother, her wakeful nights, the sudden inescapable responsibility of being in charge of the life and upbringing of a daughter and the tacit understanding of the little girl protecting her mother from the very moment she begins to walk.
Mary & Estela
Mary (50) and Estela (30) are in symbiosis. It is hardly possible to tell them apart. Their amusements are the same, they speak the same kind of language, they dress in the same way. Sexuality in their relationship is explicit in some shot or other at whist they have both laughed. But this is the key point for Lestido. The mother´s sexual activity, the use of that place of intimacy where a language of pleasure is spoken which excludes children, is what might help those children create their own differentiated places, separated from a bond that is a nourishing as it is smothering.
Alma & Maura
Alma (60) and Maura (18) get entangled in order not to part company. Their bond is their refuge, and they both rush back to it each time they have separated, since that is the place where by being together they find their identity and shelter.
Marta & Naná
In the last story, Marta (28) and Naná (7), their coming together bridges absence. This mother cannot stop being a daughter, her own mother having disappeared and the bond between them having remained frozen forever in her childhood.
From the text by Marta Dillon