Mothers

Motinos

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.

Information

Year
2021
Genre
Fiction
Duration
15'
Production country
Lithuania
Dialogues
Lithuanian

Team

Producer
Rūta Petronytė, Kęstutis Drazdauskas
Script
Birutė Kapustinskaitė
Cinematography
Vytautas Katkus
Editing
Gabrielė Urbonavičiūtė
Sound designer
Dominyka Adomaitytė
Cast
Aldona Vilutytė, Laima Akstinaitė
Production company
UAB "ARTBOX"

Contacts

Rūta Petronytė, UAB "Artbox"

Director's biography

Birutė Kapustinskaitė

Birutė Kapustinskaitė works as screenwriter and playwright for cinema, theatre, and audio projects. In 2018, she received the National Golden Cross Award as the best playwright. For the screenplay of the film “Sasha was Here” she received The Best Screenplay Award at the Aubagne Film Festival in 2019. She teaches screenwriting at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and Vilnius University. The short film “Mothers” is her debut as a director.

Filmography

Mothers / Motinos (2021, short fiction)