The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: LITHUANIA, LATVIA, GERMANY, GREECE
Run Time: 96 minutes
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.
Friday, April 03, 2020 at 8:45 PM
Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 1:40 PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
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