Slovak drama “107 Mothers” about women prisoners in Ukraine wins at Les Arcs Film Festival
“107 Mothers,” a Slovak drama directed by Péter Kerekes about women living and working in a Ukrainian prison, won the Crystal Arrow Award at the 13th Les Arcs European Film Festival in France, the Arthouse Traffic distribution company said in a Facebook post on Dec. 18.
The movie is Kerekes’ debut full-length feature film.
“107 Mothers" tells the story of a young woman, Lesya, who has been sentenced to seven years in an Odesa prison.
Having just given birth to her first child, she ends up in a world full of women: inmates, nurses and wardens, wives and widows, daughters, sisters, pregnant women, and those with children.
The film premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in the Horizon section, and immediately won a Best Screenplay Award (Ivan Ostrochovský, Péter Kerekes).
In October, it won the Silver Hugo Award for Best Director at the Chicago International Film Festival, as well as the Arab Critics Award for European Films at the Cairo International Film Festival.
Recently, Slovakia submitted “107 Mothers” for the Oscars in the Best International Feature category.
The movie goes on general release in Ukraine in 2022.
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