Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

107 Mothers
(Cenzorka)

Year: 2021
Country: SLOVAKIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, UKRAINE
Language: Russian, Ukrainian
Run Time: 93 minutes

107 Mothers
107 Mothers
107 Mothers
107 Mothers

While monotonous days drag on with tedious chores for inmates at a Ukrainian women’s prison, some find motivation right next door in the children’s ward. 107 MOTHERS dramatizes the remarkable true stories of moms who are allowed to serve their sentences with their children until they turn three years old. Although housed in separate buildings on the prison property, mothers are able to nurse their infants day and night and play with their toddlers on the outdoor playground. These women share their stories about what led them to prison, their desires for the future, and their complicated role as a mother behind bars. While some moms serving time are granted requests for parole, others aren’t so lucky and must consider the options for the future care of their children when they age out of the prison’s care facility. Demanding the utmost compassion, this fictional portrayal of real-life accounts of motherhood in prison is hopeful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Upper Allen

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 12:05 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competition
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition

Director

Director
Peter Kerekes

Producers
Peter Kerekes

Screenwriting
Ivan Ostrochovsk√Ĺ, Peter Kerekes

Cinematography
Martin Kollar

Editing
Martin Piga, Thomas Ernst

Principal Cast
Maryna Klimova, Iryna Kiryazeva, Lyubov Vasylyna

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