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.
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.
Mothers / Motinos (2021, short fiction)