The Mother

Director: Łukasz Ostalski

written & directed by Łukasz Ostalski director of photography Sławomir Witek costume design by Aleksandra Przyłuska, Małgorzata Grześkiewicz make-up by Weronika Piechota, Marzena Furmanek sound by Marta Olko, Magdalena Kasperek, Igor Szymański edited by Łukasz Ostalski production manager Joanna Pultyn producers Leszek Kopeć, Jerzy Rados produced by Gdyńska Szkoła Filmowa
cast Danuta Stenka (mother), Magdalena Czerwińska (Ola), Rafał Fudalej (Robert), Paulina Szostak (girl), Teresa Wierzbowska (grandma)

colour, 30′

Poland 2013

 

Małgorzata – an important politician – is going to her home at the lake. Her son – a drug addict – needs her help. Małgorzata is asking her daughter for her support. At home they find Małgorzata’s semiconscious son and a massacred body of a young girl. In the face of the tragedy, their relationship gets complicated, disclosing their hidden grudges. The mother has to make the most difficult decision in her life.