MOTHER

POLISH TITLE: MATKA

REPRESENTED BY KFF

The film-makers were right in assuming that a vocal commentary in this story would be absolutely redundant. The entire life experience of the main protagonist is engraved in the wrinkled face of a mother who, despite her old age, regularly covers a 450-kilometre distance to visit her son serving a prison sentence. These moments in a visiting room are all she can hope for to express her feelings: longing, persistent concern, her wise resignation to her lot. The camera follows her daily life in a poor village as she raises her grandchildren, prays, and waits. Will she live to see her son a free man? After all, he still has ten long years to serve.

FILM REPRESENTED BY THE KRAKOW FILM FOUNDATION

GENRE:
documentary
RUNNING TIME:
11'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Jakub Piątek
DOP:
Michał Stajniak
EDITOR:
Anna Dymek, Jakub Piątek
PRODUCTION:
Mistrzowska Szkoła Reżyserii Filmowej Andrzeja Wajdy (obecnie: Wajda Studio), TVP S.A., Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich - Studio Munka

Jakub Piątek »

Born in 1985, graduared from the Polish National School of Film, Television and Theater in Łódź. Before he started studying directing, he worked as a journalist and culture manager. While studying he produced the documentary meditation When You Return (2006), the short feature films Uninhabited House (2007) and 350km (2009), and short documentary Carousel guys (2008). His debut Mother was produced by the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing as part of the ‘First document’ program. 
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