Directed by Tomas Vengris, coming-of-age, drama, 96 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Tomas Vengris
With Severija Janušauskaitė, Matas Metlevski, Darius Gumauskas, Barbora Bareikytė
Shortly after the fall of the USSR, Viktorija returns to her homeland. It has been 20 years since she left. Her teenage, American-born son Kovas is expecting nothing more than a summer holiday distraction in a country that feels semi-exotic, but Viktorija´s plans are different. Consumed with nostalgia and emotionally tired after her failed marriage, she is hoping for a new start.
Told through the inquisitive eyes of Kovas, Motherland is a lyrical coming-of-age story set in post-Soviet Lithuania. Relying on its remarkable cinematography which creates a slightly detached and askew perspective, and its magnificent performances, the film offers an unusual and immersive experience.
With the support of the Lithuanian Embassy in Brussels