Competition - Fiction

107 Mothers

By Peter Kerekes

Leysa is convicted of the murder of her husband. She gives birth to her son in a prison for young mothers and is allowed to stay with him for three years before they are separated, until the end of her sentence. This extraordinarily sensitive film shifts between fiction and documentary: Leysa is played by an actress, but the other characters are real guards and prisoners in the Odessa prison where this deeply moving film was shot.

French-speaking Switzerland cinema release : 20 April, 2022

  • Section Competition - Fiction
  • Original language(s) Ukrainian & Russian
  • Subtitle(s) French, English & German

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Director(s)
Peter Kerekes
Writer(s)
Ivan Ostrochovský & Peter Kerekes

Casting

  • Iryna Kiryazeva
  • Maryna Klimova
  • Lyubov Vasylyna

Distributor

  • trigon-film

Production

  • Punkchart films
  • Endorfilm
  • Arthouse Traffic
  • Hypermarket Film

Cinematographer

  • Martin Kollár

Music

  • Lucia Chutkova

Sound

  • Michael Gabor
  • Tobias Potocny

Editor

  • Thomas Ernst
  • Martin Piga
Duration
93'
Production country
Slovakia, Czech Republic & Ukraine
Status
Swiss Premiere
Sunday 6 March

16:30

Grütli - Salle Langlois

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

Friday 11 March

21:00

Grütli - Salle Simon

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

In the presence of the filmmaker