Tue, Apr 25|
A PROBE INTO THE LIFE IN THE ODESSA PRISON FOR WOMEN.
Time & Location
Apr 25, 2023, 6:15 PM
Toldi Cinema, Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36–38, 1054.
About The Film
107 mothers | 25 April | 18:15 | Little Hall
Slovakia | Czechia | Ukraine | 2021 | 93 mins
Docufiction feature film, in Ukrainian and Russian with English and Hungarian subtitles
Leysa killed her husband out of jealousy and she is sentenced to seven years in one of Odessa’s women’s correctional facilities. Pregnant when arrested, she delivers her baby boy in jail. But the law is the law: on the day of his third birthday, the child will be sent to an orphanage. On the other side of the bars is Iryna, a lonely warden dedicated to her work. She has her freedom but not much more than that, and her life revolves around the inmates and her intrusive mother. Faithful to her role, she watches over the prison with strict distance. Inspired by a true story, this film portrays the women and children who are otherwise usually invisible with a bracing sense of justice.
Peter Kerekes (*1973) – director
Peter Kerekes is a Slovak documentarist, screenwriter, producer, and teacher. He has produced several award-winning documentaries. His film Ako sa varia dejiny (How History is Made) won awards at numerous international festivals and was nominated for the prestigious European Arte Prize. His most recent film, 107 Mothers, won the Best Screenplay Award in the Horizons section at the Venice International Film Festival and recently obtained The Sun in a Net Award for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Photo: © Martin Kollár