Up-and-coming filmmaker Aaron Burns is unleashing psychological terror amongst families around the world, as the new teaser trailer for his thriller, ‘Madre,’ has been released. The trailer has been unveiled as the film is gearing up for its World premiere tonight during SXSW‘s Narrative Spotlight Section. The powerful exploration into what it means to truly be a family will then open in a wider release later this year, as Netflix has acquired the film’s global streaming rights during the festival.

‘Madre’ will screen during SXSW during the following times: today, March 11 at 7PM, Alamo Lamar D; Tuesday, March 14 at 1:30PM, Alamo Lamar B; Wednesday, March 15 at 9PM, Alamo Lamar D; and Friday, March 17 at 9PM< ZACH Theater. The drama, which Burns wrote and directed, stars Daniela Ramirez, Cristobal Tapia Montt, Aida Jabolin, Matias Bassi, Ignacia Allamand and Nicolás Durán. Before working on 'Madre,' which marks his second feature as a scribe-helmer, Burns starred in Eli Roth‘s most recent horror thrillers, ‘Knock Knock’ and ‘The Green Inferno.’ Burns also worked on the visual effects for ‘Machete’ and ‘Grindhouse.’

‘Madre’ follows the story of Diana Prieto (Ramirez), a four months pregnant wife and mother of Martin (Matías), who is severely autistic autism and whose special needs have become overwhelming for her. After a chance encounter with Luz (Aida), a gifted Filipino caretaker, Diana regains some sanity in her life as Martin begins to adapt and communicate quickly under the supervision of Luz. However, as he has only been taught to communicate in Filipino, Diana begins to suspect that Luz is using the language barrier to turn Martin against her and into something much more sinister.

Madre SXSW Teaser Trailer Released as Netflix Acquires Distribution Rights

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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