Mothers and Others


What does it mean for a woman to take up the role of a mother? Four Latvian women offer a unique insider point of view of their pregnancy. An ambitious dancer has to put her career on hold while being pregnant. A housewife is expecting her second child and fears postpartum depression recurring. An urban party girl becomes pregnant, decides to get married and move to the countryside to build a new home from scratch. A young entrepreneur and ex-punk welcomes her first child yet is haunted by the traumatic events from her past.



Liene Linde is a Latvian director and film critic. She graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture with the short film “Fake Me a Happy New Year” (2013), which won prizes at several international film festivals and was awarded a Lielais Kristaps, the Latvian national film award. Armands Začs is a Latvian film director and editor. He has worked on various feature films as an editor, both fiction and documentaries. In 2019, he received the Latvian National Film Award “Lielais Kristaps” for the best editing. Armands has directed several short films, commercials and music videos. “Mothers and Others” is his debut feature.

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