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.
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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