Two incredibly moving documentaries take on the theme of motherhood. Both intimate documents, both exploring the maternal role within a family unit, but two very different approaches. These films are both premieres in London, so remember, you saw them here first! Both filmmakers will be present for a Q&A after the screening.
Mum, me and the House
Marjolijn Prins | Belgium | 30 mins | 2016 *LONDON PREMIERE*
When Debbie (47) is diagnosed with cancer her son Sam (27) decides to postpone his plans to travel the world.Together they undertake a journey to find the right course of treatment within the alternative medicine. Though this brings them closer together than they'd ever been, whenever they get back to the house, Debbie falls straight back into her old, industrious habits.
Anouk Dominguez-Degen | Switzerland | 28 mins | 2015 *UK PREMIERE*
French & Portuguese w English subtitles
An inward journey based on the author’s family film archive. The film explores intimacy, words and silence to inspect the various shades of so-called ‘maternal instinct’. The author questions the implicit inheritance which passes down from generation to generation and the conflicting desires that haunt her as a woman and a mother.
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No entry ID needed but ID may be required at the bar to purchase alcohol. Children are welcome, but some films may feature adult themes - ask if concerned.
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