"As a teenager I was quite self-centered. I could be very apathetic and critical of my mother, deeming her effort “not enough” whereas, considering all she had to deal with, it was the best she could do. I felt outraged when I realised grownups don’t know everything, and that all parents have flaws."
"It made it difficult for me to communicate with my mother and apparently, also for her to communicate with me. We used to explode and yell at each other, and I noticed it was often during car ride. I think unconsciously, we took advantage of the situation, being trapped in the car, unable to run away from each other, to open and let our grievances out."
"End of 2020 I wrote a small dialogue inspired by one of our many quarrel-fueled car drive. Having more hindsight and experience as an adult, I came back to all those memories with a different perspective. It made me feel all sorts of things, mostly guilt. In early 2021 my mother had a heart attack (sadly not her first). She survived but it left her very weakened; I felt the urgency to tell the story even more. For me, this film became my apology letter, as daughter, to my mother."
"The script went through a lot of changes before being ready. The original version of the script was 17 pages long. I really trimmed it; cutting bits that were too much, parts of the dialogue that felt forced, some sub-stories that were not necessary. The project was allowed into some of CineSud’s ShortsLab: I was coached and guided through the changes without losing my ideas or style. The writers room really helped breaking the script down. Because the script was based on a true story, and a personal one at that, it was sometimes hard for me to really be neutral to it. It was an intense process, as you receive a lot of feedback and some things can be hard to hear, but the coaches know what they are talking about, and it was very beneficial to the script and myself."