The Grandmother (film)

La abuela (English: The grandmother) is a 1981 Colombian drama film directed by Leopoldo Pinzón. The plot follows a traditional well to do decadent family in Bogotá ruled by a domineering and despotic grandmother who only loves her favorite grandson. It was based on a popular Colombian soap opera of the same name.[1]

Theatrical release poster
Produced byMaría Emma Mejía
Written byJulio Jiménez
Screenplay byJulio Jiménez
Leopoldo Pinzón
StarringTeresa Gutierrez
Gloria Gómez
José Saldarriaga
Music byRaúl Domínguez
CinematographyVíctor Jorge Ruiz
Edited byLeopoldo Pinzón
Jorge Rintá
Cine Colombia.
Release date
9 April 1981
Running time
112 min


  • Teresa Gutierrez as Brigida Paredes "La abuela"
  • Lucero Galindo as Victoria
  • José Saldarriaga as Hernancito
  • Gloria Gómez as Libertad
  • Ana Mojica as Zenobia



  1. Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano, Largometrajes Colombianos En Cine y Video: 1915-2004 p. 98


  • Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano. Nieto, Jorge (edit), Largometrajes Colombianos En Cine y Video: 1915-2004, Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano, Ministerio de Cultura, 2006, ISBN 9589551025
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