Her Mothers

Available until June 24 - Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Hungary
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Persister
Film Subjects:Eastern Europe
Families & Family Relationships
LGBTQ Cultures & Issues
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Asia Dér
Sári Haragonics
Producer(s):Sára László
Marcell Gero
Noemi Veronika Szakonyi
Editor(s):Flóra Erdélyi
Cinematography:Asia Dér
Sound:Sári Haragonics


Persister: Films by women, about women speaking up and being heard

As Hungary’s political climate becomes increasingly radicalized, Virág, a former green politician, loses faith in the democratic parliament of Hungary and retires from politics. She and her musician partner Nóra decide to adopt a child and focus on building a family together. With a sensitive lens and close access, directors Asia Dér and Sári Haragonics follow the two women through their long and ultimately successful adoption process to bring home their young daughter of Roma origin. But tensions begin to rise between the two as Virág thrives in her role as a mother and Nóra struggles to find her place within the family. As the rising tides of hate and homophobia in Hungary begin to overflow into their family, their lives hit a boiling point and they must face the difficult decision of whether to leave their country behind. Heather Haynes

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.

Persister program presented in partnership with Oxfam Canada with the participation of the Government of Canada
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  • POV - "An intimate and raw portrait"
  • In the Seats - 3.5 stars, "A meaningful portrait of motherhood"

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