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Our Mothers Unclassified 18+
Nuestras Madres

Winner of the Camera d’Or, Our Mothers takes a sensitive look at the effect of Guatemala’s brutal military dictatorship on the country’s women, who hold history together with resilience and dignity in the face of violence. 

Ernesto works in forensics, identifying the countless bodies of people who ‘disappeared’ during the early 1980s Guatemalan civil war. Trials against soldiers continue and victims provide statements. Testimony from one of the many women who hold on to this dark history offers Ernesto a chance to find out the truth about his own father – pursuing the case against his mother’s wishes to its emotionally wrenching conclusion.

César Díaz’s first narrative feature is a quietly powerful tale of the Guatemalan genocide and its ongoing impact. An understated visual style and focus on specific, intimate experiences within the broader tragedy lets a deeply humane story emerge. Using both professional and non-professional actors – many of the film’s ‘mothers’ are recounting traumatic events that really happened – makes this work a profound fiction film and historical document all at once.

“Throughout his film, Diaz eschews dramatic highs in favour of solidly nuanced observations.” – Screen Daily

Tickets

1050
Fri 02 Aug 4:00 pm [1050]
Omarska (19 mins)
Our Mothers (77 mins)
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
0941
Sat 10 Aug 4:00 pm [0941]
Omarska (19 mins)
Our Mothers (77 mins)
Cinema Nova Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Armando Espitia, Aurelia Caal, Emma Dib, Julio Serrano Echeverría, Victor Moreira
Director
César Díaz
Producers
Anne-Laure Guégan, Delphine Schmit, Géraldine Sprimont, Joaquin Ruano, Pamela Guinea
Screenwriter
César Díaz
Cinematographer
Virginie Surdej
Composer
Rémi Boubal
Editor
Damien Maestraggi
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Pyramide International

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