Scene from the film Ma
Scene from the film Ma
Scene from the film Ma
Scene from the film Ma


  • Ukraine
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Mom is feeding birds from the window of her high-rise building in Mariupol, and growing queen apples in her summerhouse near the battle line. To show her simple life, she shoots videos on her small camera for her daughter, who lives in the capital and is hard to reach. To keep the conversation going, she feeds her overgrown child with morel mushrooms and fairytales.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Maria Stoianova
  • DOP
    Zinaida Obuhivska
  • Editing
    Dmytro Nesterov, Maria Stoianova
  • Sound
    Bohdan Barakovskyh
  • Duration
    17 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Ukraine
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava International Documentary FF 2017, Czech repblic
    • Wiz-Art International Short Film Festival 2017, Ukraine
    • Open City Documentary Film Festival 2018, UK
    • Astra Film Festival 2018, Romania
  • Awards
    • GRAND PRIX & AUDIENCE AWARD. International Festival of Film and Urbanism “86”
    • UA GRAND PRIX. “CUC” National competition at ГОГОЛЬFEST 2017 UA
    • SPECIAL MENTION. Molodist Kyiv IFF 2017 UA is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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