Mother

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A Film by Carolin Schmitz

MOTHER addresses the complex and ideologically charged subject of motherhood. The film tells of joy and doubt, power and powerlessness, anger and love.

The basis for the project is documentary in nature. Eight women between 30 and 75 talk about their lives and motherhood. What all the women have in common is the realization that motherhood is a highly ambivalent experience. In the film, their documentary statements are visually brought together in a fictional character - portrayed by Anke Engelke. The actress integrates the women's reports into the laconic narrative about the everyday life of a woman and mother.

TITLE Mother
GENRE Docu-fiction 
LENGTH 85 minutes 
FORMAT HD 
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE German 
LOCATION Germany 

PRODUCTION Sutor Kolonko 
PRODUCER Ingmar Trost 
REDAKTION Jutta Krug (WDR)
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Carolin Schmitz 
DOP Reinhold Vorschneider
SUPPORTED BY Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, HessenFilm, DFFF, Filmf√∂rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, HessenFilm STEP