Mothers and Daughters
Continuing the first SAGA film festival’s “Motherhood” theme, the second year of SAGA presents “Mothers and daughters”. A film pass about strained relationships or no relationships at all, as well as strong bonds and love.
A found super-8 footage and a letter. Together they form the last image of a mother. Final Frame is a one minute long film about a mother who had to leave. Country: Sweden Time: 1 min Production year: 2014 Name of director: Johanna Bernhardson
You and me mommy
A magical-realist film about a little girl trying to reconstruct the relationship with her depressed mother by making her happy again. The mother is stuck in the apartment and can't see anything but herself and her pain, so the girl goes out and finds the biggest soap bubbles she has ever seen. Country: Norway Time: 13.59 min Production year: 2013 Name of director: Thea Hvistendahl This film is A-marked and has passed the Bechdel test.
A mothers embrace
A young woman is being picked up from a psychiatric hospital by her mother. On their way back home, emotions are resurfacing, making it harder to communicate. The girl thinks that her mother doesn't care enough and the mother doesn't know how to handle the situation. A mothers embrace raise the question of who needs to save who for them both to remain together. Country: Denmark (Sweden) Time: 13.12 min Production year: 2014 Name of director: Beata Rappe This film is A-marked and has passed the Bechdel test.
Pair of hearts
Pair of hearts is an experimental documentary, telling the story of a mother’s gambling addiction from the daughter’s point of view. How does it feel like when your most crucial relationship in life falls apart? Country: Finland Time: 6.4 min Production year: 2015 Name of director: Gaia Saarinen
Lola is lost, she doesn't know who she is anymore. She knows that she no longer is an 8 year-old-girl but she doesn't really feel like a 28-year-old woman either. She dives into her family's history, although she thinks family is a disgusting concept. Country: France Time: 38 min Production year: 2014 Name of director: Talia Lumbroso This film is A-marked and has passed the Bechdel test.
Bury me in the backyard
A young woman, Linnea, is persuaded by her father to return to the family home since her mother has become ill. Back at the house Linnea realises how much her absence, has affected the people she left behind. She decides that she will stay and fight the family's problems. Bury me in the backyard handles themes of escape, sorrow and mental illness and the experience of being exchanged and no longer the receiver of a mother’s love. Country: Sweden Time: 25 min Production year: 2014 Name of director: Ida Thomasdotter This film is A-marked and has passed the Bechdel test.
Tickets to ”Mothers and daughters”: 80 SEK