Mama

Mother

  • Fiction Film
  • 93’
drama
  • 2016
  • Slovenia, Italy

A mother takes her self-destructive daughter to a deserted village in a foreign country (Italy) and locks her in a house in the middle of nowhere. What begins as a mother's desperate attempt to save her child turns into an increasingly miraculous spiritual adventure, restoring deep feelings of life within her. Inspired by the writings of Marcel Proust, the film is not so much a study of a relationship between mother and daughter: it is a poem of two human souls.

Director Vlado Škafar
Cast Pierluigi Di Piazza, Gabriella Ferrari, Nataša Ralijan
Awards 3 awards and 1 nomination

Writing

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Direction

director

Production

producer
co-producer
co-producer
co-producer

Cinematography

director of photography

Music

music composer
music composer

Editing

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Production design

production designer
production designer

Make-up

key make-up artist

Sound design

sound designer
line producer
DI producer
graphic designer
Vesna Award
best cinematography
2016

Občuteno spajanje naturalizma in poetike nas v tihih podobah popelje na lirično potovanje dveh oseb.

Slovenian Film Critics' Award
critic's choice
2016

Mama je globok razmislek o figuri matere ter domišljen preplet fiktivnega in dokumentarnega. Pripoved gradi na poetičnih vizualnih in zvočnih motivih, s katerimi ustvari samosvoj simbolizem, ter na podobah krajev, matere in hčere, ki jih uokviri s tišino. Ne le, da te odražajo subtilnost avtorjevega pogleda in subtilnost kamere Marka Brdarja, temveč puščajo tudi dovolj praznega prostora, da se gledalec in gledalka v filmu ne počutita ujeta, ampak ga lahko doživljata skozi svoji osebni zgodbi. Mama v svoji sublimaciji bolečine ob avtorjevih filmih Oča ter Deklica in drevo predstavlja trilogijo »lepote in bolečine« in koherentno zaokrožuje celoten avtorjev opus.

Brenk Award
great achievement in filmmaking
2016
Nominations
Iris Award
best cinematography
2017

Kategorija: celovečerni igrani film.

Belgrade, Serbia
2016
Premiere
03.02.2016, Netherlands
Alternative title
Mother (english)
Genres
drama
Production countries
Slovenia, Italy
Languages
english, italian, slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,85:1
Duration and length
93 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
7.1
Screening formats
digital DCP
Budget
Budget estimate
774,539 EUR
Grants
390,000 EUR
public call / Production
2012
20,000 EUR
public call / Project Development
2011

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