It’s a story of two mothers who have to let go of each other in order to grow.
Aldona (45) is a single mother of a daughter (25) who soon will become a mother herself. Miglė, her daughter, comes to visit her on the seaside. Aldona tries to show care, but instead – starts controlling her. She wants to convince Miglė to move back to live with her – Aldona has even decorated the separate room for the baby – but instead, just pushes her away. During the night, the contractions start unexpectedly together with a new chapter – Aldona has to finally accept her solitude and let her daughter go in order to grow.
Birute Kapustinskaite has been working as a screenwriter and a playwright for quite some time. She has received the main National Award as the best playwright of the year, for the play “Therapies” that was staged in South Korea as well. She holds best screenplay award for a feature film “Sasha Was Here” from Aubagne Film Festival. Since 2019 writer started directing. Her debut short “Mothers” (2019) received special mention during Ismailia Film Festival in Egypt (2022) and is touring around festivals together with film agents “Lights On”. “The Nominees” (2022) is her second directed short film.
Mothers / Motinos (2021, short fiction)
The Nominees / Nominantai (2023, short fiction)