107 Mothers Cenzorka
In a Ukrainian prison, Leysa (actress Maryna Klimova) has given birth to her first baby. But her situation isn’t unique in this women’s correctional facility, where many of the inmates are pregnant, nursing, or trying to raise children from behind bars. While Lesya struggles to fulfill her role as a mother, her warden Iryna contends with her own desire to have a child. A visually compelling and unique blend of fiction and documentary, Chicago IFF winner Peter Kerékes (Cooking History) combines startling images of incarcerated motherhood and emotionally raw interviews with real-life inmates to create a vivid, almost surreal rendering of an impossible situation.
Screenings & Events
Sun, Oct 17 @ 2:30pm CDT
at AMC River East, Screen 9This event has passed.
Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin
Mon, Oct 18 @ 4:00pm CDT
Livestream Q&A with director Peter Kerekes.
- Ivan Ostrochovský
- Ivan Ostrochovský, Peter Kerekes
- Martin Piga, Thomas Ernst
- Martin Kolla
- Maryna Klimova, Iryna Kiryazeva, Lyubov Vasylyna
- Lucia Chuťková
- Punkchart films
International Competition Patron
Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum