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A Mother (Äiti, 2019)


Jaana Saarinen was nominated for Best Actress for her outstanding performance in A Mother in Jussi Gaala 2020. 


A heart-breaking story of a mother looking for her child

Feature film co-produced with Cinemanifest

Freed from prison, Eeva returns to her old home region to look for her grown-up daughter. A Mother (Äiti), the second movie of the director Samppa Batal, is a warm and heart-breaking story of loneliness, humanity and hope. Above all, it is a movie of a woman who acts like a mother.


Samppa Batal is a Finnish film director, screenwriter and producer. His films feature character driven stories exploring the different aspects of human behaviour. Batal's first feature film (Bastard, 2016) was praised for its naturalistic approach on acting and dialogue. His second feature film (A Mother, 2019) will hit the theaters in Finland in May 2019.


Actors: Jaana Saarinen, Matti Pajulahti, Matti Onnismaa, Jonathan Hutchings,
Jouko Puolanto, Helmi-Leena Nummela

Ohjaus: Samppa Batal

Käsikirjoitus: Samppa Batal & Krista Hannula

Kuvaus: Miikka Pakarinen

Leikkaus: Tuomas Kohtamäki 
Äänisuunnittelu: Lari Rissanen 
Lavastus: Matias Muoniovaara
Pukusuunnittelu: Timjami Varamäki

Tuotanto: Krista Hannula, Maarit Laaksoharju, Miikka Pakarinen

Original name: ÄITI

Length: 1 h 31 min

Premiere: 10.5.2019

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