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by Joonas Berghäll


Mother’s Wish is a documentary film, that gathers together ten stories seen and told by women from different parts of the world. The stories are connected by the theme of motherhood. Told together, the women’s narratives form an intense film of motherhood and love: the moment after first childbirth, the pride of being able to offer your children an education and the bright moments of everyday life. But the stories also show the effects of tragic events, such as mother’s worry when her child falls sick or is being mistreated. Above all the stories speak of survival: These women have struggled through life against all odds. They give the viewer hope of a better tomorrow.

international title: Mother's Wish
original title: Äidin toive
country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Joonas Berghäll
film run: 87'
release date: FI 16/10/2015
cinematography by: Heikki Färm, Tuomo Hutri, Henrik Ipsen
film editing: Timo Peltola
music: Jonas Bohlin
producer: Satu Majava, Joonas Berghäll
production: Oktober Oy, Mantaray Film AB, House of Real
distributor: Films Transit Montreal


main awards/selection

Tampere Film Festival 2015 
Documenta Madrid 2015 
Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 2015 
Helsinki International Film Festival 2015 
Zurich Film Festival 2015 

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