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107 Mothers
Peter Kerekes
Slowakei, Tschechische Republik, Ukraine 2021
93min
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V'21

In einem von zwei Gefängnissen in der Ukraine, in dem schwangere Frauen ihre Zeit gemeinsam mit dem Kind bis zu dessen drittem Lebensjahr absitzen können, erlebt die inhaftierte Leysa einen schweren Alltag. Die Liebe und Fürsorge einer Mutter stemmt sich gegen das triste Gemäuer, die brutalen Routinen und die tiefen Narben der Vergangenheit. In präzis konfrontierenden Bildern mischt Peter Kerekes eine Narration rund um Leysa und die Aufseherin Iryna mit Gesprächen, in denen verschiedene Insassinnen über ihre Verbrechen und die Mutterschaft sinnieren. Isolation trifft auf Intimität, ein Plädoyer für das Muttersein – und für die Menschlichkeit. (Patrick Holzapfel)

In Anwesenheit von Peter Kerekes.

Leysa killed her husband out of jealousy, like many of her inmates. Pregnant when arrested, she delivers her baby boy in jail. But the law is the law: on the day of his third birthday, the child will be sent to an orphanage. On the other side of the bars is Iryna, a lonely warden dedicated to her work. She has her freedom but not much more than that, and her life revolves around the inmates and her intrusive mother. Faithful to her role, she watches over the prison with strict distance.
Initially supposed to be a film on the people in charge of censoring the private correspondence of the prisoners, 107 MOTHERS became an heartfelt homage to the women populating Facility 74 over the course of its long production. This is one of the two prisons in Ukraine where mothers and children can be together until their legal separation ineluctably arrives. In this closed universe, women deliver their crimes, hopes, loves, and sorrows before the camera, in moments of rare relief from the monotony of the prison routine. In his fiction debut, director Peter Kerekes’ distinctive and subtle humor constructs a world out of time and captures the true nature of his characters with grace, portraying these otherwise invisible women and children with a bracing sense of justice. (Rebecca DePas)

In the presence of Peter Kerekes.

Peter Kerekes: JOZSEF BALOGH, PRIBENIK (1996), MORITATEN UND LEGENDEN AUS LADOMIROV (2003), 66 SEZÓN (2003), ÜBER DIE GRENZE – FÜNF ANSICHTEN VON NACHBARN (2004, Co-Director), COOKING HISTORY (2009), PRVÁ (2012, TV-Series), ZAMATOVÍ TERORISTI (2013), SLOVENSKO 2.0 (2014), SEST ZMYSLOV PARÍZA (2018, TV-Series), BATA, UN CORDONNIER À LA CONQUÊTE DU MONDE (2018, TV), BATA STORIES (2019)

Credits
  • Maryna Klimova - Lesya
  • Iryna Kiryazeva - Iryna
  • Lyubov Vasylyna - Nadia
  • Ivan Ostrochovský
  • Tobias Potočný
  • Martin Kollár
  • Martin Piga
  • Thomas Ernst
  • Lucia Chut’ková
Punkchart Films, Endorfilm, Arthouse Traffic, Peter Kerekes, Hypermarket Film

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