Antoine CATTIN
Антон КАТТИН
Antoine CATTIN
Pavel KOSTOMAROV
Павел КОСТОМАРОВ
Pavel KOSTOMAROV
Russia, 2007, 80mn 
Colour, documentary
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 The Mother

 La Mère

 
Directed by : Antoine CATTIN ( Антон КАТТИН), Pavel KOSTOMAROV (Павел КОСТОМАРОВ)
Writing credits : Antoine CATTIN ( Антон КАТТИН), Pavel KOSTOMAROV (Павел КОСТОМАРОВ)
Cinematography : Antoine CATTIN ( Антон КАТТИН), Pavel KOSTOMAROV (Павел КОСТОМАРОВ)
Companies : Parallaks video (Параллакс видео) / Les Films Hors-Champ (Suisse) / Les Films d'ici (France)
 
format : Beta

Awards :
Best documentary Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2007
Grand prix du cinéma sans films au Festival Kinoshock à Anapa, 2007

Plot synopsis
Liouba escaped from her violent husband with all her 9 children. She raises them along with her daughter Alesia on a farm in Russia where they both work. They devote all their overwhelming love to their maternal instincts. They take in a hungry little boy, three-year old Sacha, the son of another girl working on the farm. Liouba and Alesia belong to those people who sacrifice themselves in the name of their love. Liouba and especially Alesia are still hoping to find a good husband. So the search for a husband ends up in a struggle to kick out a parasite…
 

commentaries
Pavel Kostomarov and Antoine Cattin : The Mother (Mat', 2008), Greg DOLGOPOLOV, kinokultura.com, 2009
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro (Italy), 2011
- Internet-festival "Rossiskaya Gazeta" Dubl DV@, Different cities (Russia), 2011
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2011
- Month of the documentary in France, Different cities (France), 2010
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2010
- International festival of independent cinema : BAFICI, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 2009
- Russian Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana in Brussels", Brussels (Belgium), 2009
- Aye Aye Film Festival Nancy-Lorraine, Nancy (France), 2009
- Trieste Film Festival, Trieste (Italy), 2009
- Magnificent 7 - European Feature Documentary Film Festival, Belgrade (Serbia), 2009
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2008
- États généraux du film documentaire, Lussas (France), 2008
- Documentary and feature film festival ''Kinoteatr.doc'', Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2008
- Paris International Film Festival, Paris (France), 2007
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2007

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