Mother

2016/color/89 mins/Estonia






Category International Competition : Women Directors' Films
Director Kadri Kousaar
Producer Aet Laigu
Screenplay Leana Jalukse, Al Wallcat
Cinematography Jean-Noel Mustonen
Editor Tambet Tasuja
Music Jaan Pehk
Set Minna Hint
Sound Horret Kuus
Costume Liisi Eelmaa
Cast Tiina Malberg (Mother), Jaan Pehk (Policeman), Andres Tabun (Father), Andres Noormets (Aarne), Jaak Prints (Andres), Siim Maaten (Lauri), Rea Lest (Riin)
Production Company Meteoriit Ou
World Sales Meteoriit Ou, Aet Laigu
Festival/Awards Tribeca, Edinburgh

This darkly comic crime mystery set in small-town Estonia centers on Elsa, the mother and full time caretaker of Lauri, a teacher who has been in a coma since being shot under shadowy circumstances. Attentive in her duties but at the end of her tether, Elsa receives Lauri's visitors-friends, students, his girlfriend, his boss, and others-who come to update the unconscious Lauri on their lives and unburden themselves of their troubles. But as the police inquiry into the crime progresses, some of his closest ties are called into question.

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