About the film

SYNOPSIS

 

Released from prison, Eeva returns to her old home town to look for her grown-up daughter where she soon finds out that she is not welcome. Her search becomes desperate but at the time of retreat, against all assumptions, she finds a helping hand from a yellow van. A Mother by Samppa Batal is a heart-breaking 

story of loneliness, humanity and hope. Above all, it is a movie of a woman being a mother.

 

Samppa Batal is a Finnish film director, screenwriter and producer. His films feature character driven stories exploring the different aspects of human behaviour. Batal's first feature film (Bastard, 2016) was praised for its naturalistic approach on acting and dialogue. His second feature film (A Mother, 2019) was released in theatres in Finland May 2019.

CREDITS

 

Director:

Samppa Batal

Screenwriters:

Samppa Batal & Krista Hannula

Actors: 

Jaana Saarinen, Matti Pajulahti,

Matti Onnismaa, Jonathan Hutchings,

Jouko Puolanto, Helmi-Leena Nummela

Production:

Krista Hannula, Maarit Laaksoharju, Miikka Pakarinen

Original name: ÄITI

Length: 1 h 31 min

Premiere: 10.5.2019

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