In the tradition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alfonso Cuarón, and Guillermo del Toro
The story of Juana, an eleven-year-old girl, is deeply rooted in the traditions of magical Latin-American realism, inviting vivid fantasies into story telling. Juana comes from a very special family; they have the ability to transform into animals.
She discovers this the day her mother transforms into a parrot. Juana has three days to transform her mother back to human form otherwise she will stay a parrot forever. Her uncle, her grandmother and a group of friends from school set out to try to rescue the parrot mom.
They are racing against time when the appearance of a mysterious character further complicates matters. The story is set against the backdrop of the picturesque coast of Argentina, inviting us to look beyond our ordinary reality.
As a conjurer of magic, “My Mother is a Parrot” breaks all genre and character stereotypes and makes us reflect on who we are while reminding us that it is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.