A documentary about love /
(…) above all, this is a most touching, heartfelt and genuine story about love. Be it the love Mario and Mónica feel for each other, be it the love and enjoyment Mónica derives from motherhood, be it the love of all the other mothers on wheelchairs whose experiences are similar to that of Mónica. Love as the one and only antidote against adversity and extreme hardships. "Madres con ruedas" cannot be said to break new ground in terms of film form. As a matter of fact, it doesn´t need to. For here the real value lies in being able to cast a humane, emphatic and intelligent gaze on the issue. It’s the film tone what really matters, and Mario Piazza and Mónica Chirife got it just right. With a healing sense of humour (the fast-forward scene with Mónica on her wheelchair speeding up is a knockout), avoiding common place and deploying admirable common sense, Mario and Mónica depict many facets of a complex reality skillfully intertwining their own reflections as film narrators with the testimonies of friends and neighbours, sons and daughters.