dir. Antonia Hungerland / Germany / 2018 / 88 min. / Polish premiere

Section: Body


Reżyseria: Antonia Hungerland

Scenariusz: Antonia Hungerland

Zdjęcia: Antonia Hungerland

Montaż: Antonella Sarubbi

Dźwięk: Tim Altrichter, Benedikt Ludwig, Alexandra Praet, Christoph Walter, Luise Hofmann

Muzyka: Markus Zierhofer

Producenci/tki: Christopher Zitterbart, Saskia Veigel

Produkcja: watchmen productions w koprodukcji z Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF i Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

Właściciel praw: watchmen productions 

Język: niemiecki, angielski




Being a mother is the most natural thing in the world. Or so it seems. Yet the demands on women with children have rarely been as overloaded and contradictory as they are in today's Western world. Promises of happiness are often followed by disadvantages, excessive demands and feelings of guilt. The mother has become an artificially glorified ideal, which nevertheless is often legitimized by the "nature of the woman". We live in a time when three people could claim to be the same child's mother: egg donors give their genes to beget children, surrogate mothers deliver babies which they give away immediately after birth, and men raise children by themselves – without a woman at their side. Hence the question arises: What makes a human being a real mother?   

In a personal and kaleidoscope-like play of thoughts, director Antonia Hungerland encounters a variety of people, none of whom seems to conform to the fundamental image of a real mother. “(M)other” is a poetic documentary expedition that raises socially highly relevant and forward-looking questions. 


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DOK Leipzig, Achtung Berlin, Berlin Feminist Film Week, Terre des Femmes



Antonia Hungerland studied film direction at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. She was born in 1985 in Wuppertal and lives in Berlin. With her short film “Heute heißt es Dienstleistungsgewerbe” she took part in the talent competition of ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel. In order to realize her documentary “(K)inder an die Macht!” she lived in India for six months. In addition to the realization of further personal documentary and short feature films, she assisted in various film and television productions, ia. at Geißendörfer Film and Television Production, Roxy Film and Rhein Film. She also worked as a projectionist in a cinema and is a student assistant to the director Angelina Maccarone. “(M)other” is her graduation film.