The Mother

Matka, 2013, 30 min.

The Mother (2013)

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Wroclaw International Film Festival “New Horizons”
Best Fiction Film in the Polish Short Film Competition

Yerevan International Film Festival
Special Jury Mention

Koszalin Film Festival “Młodzi i Film”
Special Jury Mention

Tampere Film Festival, Finland
Audience Award for Best International Film

Wegiel Student Film Festival, Katowice
Grand Prix


Director Lukasz Ostalski
Screenplay Lukasz Ostalski
Cinematography Slawomir Witek
Art Director Joanna Pultyn
Producer Leszek Kopec, Jurek Rados
Malgorzata, Mother Danuta Stenka
Ola, Doughter Magdalena Czerwinska
Robert, Son Rafal Fudalej
Girl Paulina Szostak
Malgorzata – an important politician – is going to her home at the lake. Her son – a drug addict – needs her help. Małgorzata is asking her daughter for her support. At home they find Malgorzata’s semiconscious son and a massacred body of a young girl. In the face of the tragedy, their relationship gets complicated, disclosing their hidden grudges. The mother has to make the most difficult decision in her life.