Pavel      Kostomarov
Pavel Kostomarov

The Mother

The film is a tribute to a Russian woman and the strength, love and kindness with which she defies the adversities of her life while taking care of 9 children and working on a cow farm.

Despite the poverty, she wishes to adopt another child. The value of basic human dignity she painfully fights for becomes the key message of the film.

Team Partner
Gaëlle Guiny, producer
Antoine Cattin, director
Producer / Production Details
Les Films Hors-Champ and with Les Films D'Ici in co-production with Parallax Pictures, Television Suisse Romande for ARTE France, YLE TV2, TVOntario
Supported by OFC, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Fonds Regio, La Fondation Vaudoise pour le Cinema and Soros Foundation
Top Awards/Festivals
MDR Film Prize at DOK Leipzig (2007)
Prix George Foundation du Meilleur Film Newcomer at Visions du Réel (2008)
Eurodoc Award at Festival de Cine Europeo (2008)
Nominee for Prix ARTE for Best Documentary Film (2008)

European Film Awards
Training Programme
Masterschool 2005