Synopsis

Inside a prison in Odessa the young Lesya (Maryna Klimova) has just given birth to her first son, becoming yet another incarcerated mother. For the next three years she will be allowed to see her child twice a day, always under the watchful eye of a warden. Through an austere combination of documentary procedures and fictional construction emerges a harsh, yet deeply nuanced, collective testimony about the stories and hopes of women serving time and working in the prison system. (C. M.)

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Director

Peter Kerekes

Peter Kerekes was born in Košice, Slovakia. He majored in film directing from the Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 2003, he directed and produced his debut feature documentary, "66 Seasons'', which won several awards, including Best Film at DocAviv. His following documentary, "Cooking History" (2009), received the Prix Arte nomination for Best Documentary at the European Film Awards. Kerekes's 2013 feature documentary, "Velvet Terrorists", co-directed by Pavol Pekarčík and Ivan Ostrochovský, won the FEDEORA Award at the Karlovy Vary IFF and premiered at the Berlinale Forum.

Credits

Producers

Ivan Ostrochovský

Cinematographer

Martin Kollar

Editor

Martin Piga, Thomas Ernst

Sound

Tobiáš Potočný

Composer

Lucia Chuťková

Festivals

San Sebastian FF 2021
La Biennale di Venezia – Venice FF 2021