Keep Smiling, Mom!

Latvia, Coming Soon


Testamento pct, 98mins


International Film Festival Rotterdam, Big Screen Competition


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Three estranged sisters living in separate Baltic countries must come together when their mother dies unexpectedly in Finland. To avoid exorbitant repatriation costs they undertake a road trip to Latvia – with Mom’s body hidden in the rooftop cargo carrier of their van. What could possibly go wrong? Along the way they pick up a charming hitchhiker, rekindle long-smoldering sibling rivalries and break more than a few laws as they struggle to fulfill their beloved mother’s last wish. Will they be able to reunite their deceased parents in a Latvian cemetery and find a way to become sisters again before they’re arrested or end up killing each other?

Cast & Crew

Producers - Marta Figueras, Javier Pérez Santana, Alba Sotorra

Screenwriters - Adrián Silvestre, Raphaelle Perez, Carlos Marquès-Marcet

Featuring - Raphaëelle Pérez, Alberto Díaz, Marc Ribera, Isabel Rocatti, Carles Fernández Guía, Carmen Moreno, Sergio Reverón, Lena Brasas, Tina Recio, Alicia de Benito

Cinematographer - Laura Herrero Garvín