Mother is a 2017 Spanish short drama film, directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen. It premiered at the 2017 Málaga Film Festival and was also screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It won the Goya Award for Best Fictional Short Film at the 32nd Goya Awards and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 91st Academy Awards.
Marta and her mother come home and have a casual conversation that is interrupted by a phone call from Marta's 6-year-old son. He informs her that his father (her ex husband), with whom he is on holiday in southern France, has left him alone on a beach and he is scared because he does not know where his father is. Marta begins to question him about his father's whereabouts, how long he's been gone and where the boy is. Her son does not know where he is, and is even unsure as to whether he is in France or Spain. Marta asks him who is around him and he says no one. As Marta begins to become more and more concerned, she discovers that her son's phone is almost out of power. Marta has her mother talk to her son while she calls a friend of the father's, but the friend knows nothing of his whereabouts, having not spoken to him for some time. Her son asks to talk to her and the two get more and more scared and panicked.