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Mother (2016)

Original title: Ema

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Feature film | Thriller Duration 89:00

This small town crime story in the pastel tones of modern retro offers recognition and bitter humour. “Mother” is a thrilleresque story about rash decisions made in the name of dreams that will have haunting consequences for some time to come. The film focuses on a woman whose adult son has fallen into a coma after being shot. Taking care of him at home, she has to face a whole town trying to solve the puzzle of what exactly happened. But in a small town, where everyone knows everyone and everything except for what’s right under their nose, the world’s ...

Director: Kadri Kõusaar

Keywords: spouses | gardening work | love | love affair | lover | lovers | love affairs | doctor | mother | mother-son relationship | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Meteoriit
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Thriller
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 89:00


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Producer Aet Laigu
Director Kadri Kõusaar
Screenwriter Leana Jalukse | Al Wallcat
Cinematographer Jean-Noël Mustonen
Art Director Minna Hint
Costume Designer Liisi Eelmaa
Editor Tambet Tasuja


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Getter Meresmaa - Kimberly | Katrin Kalma - Liina | Marin Mägi-Efert - Sister | Margus Mikomägi - Forester | Liis Laigna - Doctor | Märten Matsu - Karl-Andreas

First releases

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  • at other places: 07.01.2016, Jõhvi Concert Hall, Estonia
  • on television: 23.12.2016, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Filmfestival Kitzbühel (Austria), 2016, Best Feature Film
  • Award, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2016, Estonian Film Competition - Best Estonian Film
  • Participation, Tribeca Film Festival (USA), 2016, Section: International Narrative Competition

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm