The film gives a reprehensible view of Cuba

The Cuban press lashed out against The Mother, the Netflix film starring Jennifer Lopez. Indeed, according to the Granma newspaper, the film reflects an “invented and reprehensible vision in accordance with US policies”.

After the release of The Motherthe starring film Jennifer Lopezarrived on Netflix last May 12, the Cuban press expressed its disagreement with the new product of the streaming platform which, meanwhile, is already climbing the ranking of the most watched content. The reason would lie in what has been defined as a fallacious representation of the Cuban capital.

The attack of the Cuban press

The thriller directed by Niki Caro, with the screenplay by Misha Green, sees the actress in the role of a trained assassin who, however, ends up blowing her cover to protect her daughter, whom she has left up for adoption since she was a baby , but who is now risking his life at the hands of a group of criminals seeking revenge. The Granma newspaper, a spokesman for the communist party, said: “Lhe Cuban capital is represented in the film as the hideout where drug and arms trade cartels take refuge, a place where one can kill with impunity and where Latin American assassins defend themselves“. To this, then, the newspaper reads a further note relating to the fact that Jennifer Lopez never went to Havana: “The entire segment on the island was filmed on Gran Canaria.” The reflection of the Cuban press continues with an attack on the United States:

This vision of Hollywood, as invented as it is reprehensible, conforms to the policies of the US administrations and their intention to sow the idea that Cuba is a terrorist state in the universal imagination.

The Mother and reading about motherhood

Jennifer Lopez interpreted this film trying to give a plurality of visions on motherhood. The actress, in fact, declared that the presence of two maternal figures opens up to a broader vision of being mothers: “There are two different mothers in the film, the adoptive mother and the character I played, who is actually the biological mother. This goes to show that there is no perfect version of a mother.” JLo, mother of two, also spoke about her personal experience: “You have to be the best mom you can be with who you are, with what you know, and with what you have learned and experienced in your life. And that’s what you pass on to your children: you protect them and you love them no matter what.”

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