Visions of Europe: Motherland

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CertificateNot Rated
Director(s)Hanna Badziaka, Alexander Mihalkovich
LanguageBelarusian, Russian
CountrySweden, Norway, Ukraine
Running Time1HR 32MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles
SeasonVisions of Europe

This monumental film from Belarus paints a dark and disturbing picture of the country's brutal military culture.

A ‘tradition’ of violent bullying of new conscripts creates generational trauma deeply embedded in the country’s present day culture.

Encompassing the personal and the political, filmmakers Alexander Mihalkovich and Hanna Badziaka capture a snapshot of a troubled, modern-day Belarus through the real-life experiences of mothers and new conscripts, overlaid with the raw voices of those who have gone before them, taken from their private letters home.

From 29 March to 18 April, Visions of Europe returns to celebrate the breadth of European cinema. With a handpicked selection of films, we take in the best of European film including previews, festival hits and classics returning to the big screen. This year, all Visions of Europe screenings are Pay What You Can, find out more.

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