107 Mothers

A Film by Peter Kerekes

Technical details : 2021 - Slovakia - Documentary/Drama - 1.85 - 90 min.

Languages : Russian

Producers : Katarina Tomkova, Peter Kerekes

SYNOPSIS

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.

OSCARS 2022: Official Submission

Venice 2021
Orizzonti Competition

TIFF 2021
Industry Selects

San Sebastian IFF
Official Selection

Venice 2021
Best Screenplay

Chicago 2021
Best Director

SYNOPSIS

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.

OSCARS 2022: Official Submission