|Screenplay:||Joonas Berghäll, Anna Nykyri, Timo Vierimaa|
|Photography:||Tuomo Hutri F.S.C., Heikki Färm F.S.C., Henrik Ipsen D.F.F., Jani Kumpulainen F.S.C., Stéphanie Weber Biron, Jorge Quintela|
|Production:||Oktober Oy, House of Real, Mantaray Film, Bando à Parte|
|Producers:||Joonas Berghäll, Satu Majava (Oktober Oy)|
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Out of Competition
95' / 2015 / Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Sweden
Finnish, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Xhosa, Nepali
English and spanish subtitled
Ten stories seen and told by women from different parts of the world, connected by the theme of motherhood. Told together the women’s narratives form an intense film about motherhood and love: the moment after first childbirth, the pride of being able to offer your children an education and the bright moments of everyday life. But the stories also show the effects of tragic events, such as a mother's worry when her child falls sick or is mistreated. Above all, the stories speak of survival: These women have struggled through life against all odds. They give us hope of a better tomorrow.
Tampere Film Festival 2015 Finland
Joonas Berghäll is a Finnish film director, writer and producer. He has been involved in film making since 1998. Today he works in his own production company Oktober. Joonas has gained a reputation as a creative director and producer who invests in high-quality documentary and fiction films focusing on cutting-edge social issues that evoke both strong feelings and deep thoughts.
His previous film as a director, Steam of Life (2010), was nominated for European Film award and was chosen to present Finland as a first-time Academy Award nominee in the international documentary category. Since then the film has won numerous awards.