The second installment of the award-winning El Testamento filmography, "The Master" (also known as "The Womb"), chronicles a pregnant slave girl's journey to freedom and redemption after her parents are killed in a gun battle. Having grown up in an abusive home, Aminah (played by Rivera) flees at the first opportunity, later returning to her old life as a prostitute. When a shipment of weapons from Africa is discovered, she is captured along with two other slaves. However, the three escape through a series of tunnels that are built by the Underground. However, a shoot out with heavily-armored British soldiers soon ensues. Once the fighters manage to overpower the guards, Aminah is recaptured and sent away to serve another master.
Although the plot of the film progresses chronologically, it does not follow a linear path. Instead, it jumps between locations and time frames, weaving together its stories into a cohesive whole. This innovative approach makes the film more engaging. It also helps to build up the character's motivation to fight for his own freedom. In addition, the viewer is allowed to develop a strong feeling of friendship and camaraderie between Aminah and the other African slaves that she comes in contact with, as well as strong family bonds.
As a result, the film has received warm international awards and was originally released on May 11th, 2020. Many critics have praised the film, especially for its portrayal of Aminah's resilience and determination to overcome the hurdles that were set before her. The film has gone on to become one of Spain's most popular movies ever, earning critical acclaim and box office success. Its lead role has been widely recognized, winning several Filmfare awards for Best Leading Role as well as winning the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Leading Role. The film has also been nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Picture.
The film is also popular in other languages, including Italian, Korean, German, and Portuguese. Despite this, the film did receive limited distribution outside of Spain only, with the exception of El Cumple de la Abuela (The Convert of Abuela). It later became available on the home video market in the United Kingdom and United States. Some of its Spanish-language versions have been dubbed by Voice over Europe (VOC), though some of the versions retain their original Spanish dialogue and audio qualities. To date, no other English-language version of El Testamento de la Abuela has been released.
The movie's plot revolves around two families whose members possess divergent hereditary traits: Josefina, who is the leader of the wealthy clan; and Paco, whose surname is derived from" Paco", a street vendor on the streets of Madrid. As children, Paco was always looked down upon for being poor. However, when his cousin falls ill and passes away, Paco assumes the role of poner, or headstrong, as his relatives would call him. In doing so, he not only lifts the burden off of Josefina's son, Jose Padre, but also of his daughter, Blanca (Greta Costanza), who becomes deeply disturbed at the thought of her family's financial situation worsening.
Following the death of her husband, Jose Padre's stepmother seeks refuge at the home of her former maid, Mrs. Soledad (LindaEMA) who ends up falling in love with her. When Jose finally decides to marry Blanca, she threatens to leave the family, but in the end decides to stay and start a family of her own. Several years later, Jose's stepmother passes away, and he is devastated by the fact that his family no longer has any one to look after them. Things are not looking good for Jose until a visitor from his native land enters his life...