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MOTHERS plus Q&A with director Milcho Manchevski, Golden Lion winner and Academy Award nominee
Monday 20 February, 6.30
Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police - even though they never saw him.
Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village – an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years.
Retired cleaning women are found raped and strangled in a small town. A reporter who writes about the murders is arrested.
The fiction slowly turns into a documentary.
Employing an innovative structure, MOTHERS highlights the delicate relationships between truth and fiction, and between drama and documentary, thus becoming a meditation on the nature of truth itself.
By eschewing neat narrative devices, the film pushes the viewer to confront their own definitions of filmic reality, as the structure of the film itself becomes part of its message.
However, the author maintains that the way the three stories come together is closer to the intuitive way in which jazz is played or abstract painting is created than to the rigorous thinking of a narrative film.