The Mother
The Mother
Antoine Cattin, Pavel Kostomarov
Switzerland / France / Russia, 2007
Betacam SP (PAL) (DVcam). 80min. Color. VOSE
Production: Elena Hill, [email protected], +41 0 21 550 36 40
Sinopsis: Her name is Liubov, which means 'love' in Russian. She is the mother: she has nine children and is adopting a tenth. She's always running. Running away from her violent husband to her eldest son in jail. From the maternity house to the school. From the hospital to the farm. Where can she run to now? This is a documentary about love, but also a complex, gripping portrayal of modern-day Russia.

Antoine Cattin (Switzerland, 1975) studied history, film and Russian at the University of Lausanne and later worked as assistant director to Sergei Loznitsa. Pavel Kostomarov (Russia, 1975) studied at the VGIK in Moscow and has worked on several films as cameraman and director of photography for S Loznitsa, V Manski, A Utschitel and A Popogrebsky.

Festivals: Nominat al Premi Arte a l'Acadèmia de cinema Europeu (2008) i guanyador del Premi al Millor Documental al Festival Internacional de Cinema de Valdívia (2008).