Peter Kerekes

In 2003, he directed and produced his debut feature documentary, 66 SEASONS, which became a festival hit and won several awards, including the Best Film Award at DocAviv. With his most recent feature film 107 MOTHERS (2021), Kerekes won, among others, the Venice Horizons Award for Best Screenplay and the Silver Hugo for Best Director at the Chicago FF.

107 Mothers

A film by Peter Kerekes

2021 - Slovakia - Documentary/Drama

Lesya has committed a crime of passion which brings her a seven-year sentence in one of Odessa’s women’s correctional facilities. She has just given birth to her first child, and now she is entering a world populated only by women: inmates, nurses and wardens, women of all ages, wives and widows, daughters, sisters, pregnant women, and women with children too. If not for the color of the uniform, it would sometimes be hard to tell who is who.