Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Motherland
(Gimtine)

 

Year: 2019
Country: LITHUANIA, LATVIA, GERMANY, GREECE
Run Time: 96 minutes

Motherland
Motherland
Motherland
Motherland

It’s 1992 and Lithuania is once again an independent state after the fall of the Soviet Union. Viktorija, who has lived in the United States for nearly 20 years, returns to her Lithuanian homeland with her son, Kovas, after a devastating divorce with Kovas’ father. Driven by the dreams of her childhood, Viktorija hopes to start a new life in the house she was born in, recruiting her old friend (and old flame), Romas, to help her reclaim her family’s land. But once they arrive at the property, Viktorija realizes her childhood home is now occupied by a poor Russian family who have no plans of leaving. Distraught, Viktorija asks Romas and his influential friends for help. However, as their plan to take back the house unfolds, Viktorija may find she has turned to the wrong men. Exploring identity, roots, and nostalgia, MOTHERLAND is a captivating drama told through the eyes of young Kovas. Although Lithuanian blood also runs through his veins, American-born Kovas finds himself an outsider to his mother’s story, quietly observing whispered conversations behind closed doors and putting the pieces together on his own. (In English, Lithuanian, and Russian with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 03, 2020 at 8:45 PM ET

Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET

Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 1:40 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competition
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition

Director

Director
Tomas Vengris

Producer
Uljana Kim

Screenwriting
Tomas Vengris

Cinematography
Audrius Kemežys

Editing
Gintarė Sokelytė, Tomas Vengris

Principal Cast
Matas Metlevski, Severija Janušauskaitė, Darius Gumauskas, Barbora Bareikytė

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Honorary General Consul of the Republic of Lithuania

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