Netflix Acquires Psychological Thriller ‘MADRE’ Before SXSW Premiere
Netflix has acquired the global streaming rights to MADRE, Aaron Burns’ psychological thriller ahead of its premiere at SXSW Festival tonight. Burns, who’s worked with Eli Roth as an actor and second unit director, makes his feature film debut.
Starring Chilean actress Daniela Ramírez as a four-months pregnant mother of a severely autistic boy (Matías Bassi). After a chance encounter with a gifted Filipino caretaker (Aida Jabolin), the young mother begins to suspect that the new nanny is using the language barrier to turn the boy against her. And then things get sinister.
Nicolás López and Miguel Asensio Llamas produce and marks the first feature film for Purgatorio, a new genre production label within Sobras International Pictures. This production company will focus on horror content for mainstream audiences using the best of the extensive and rich Latin American folklore.
Madre hits the streaming site in late 2017.