Film Details

Scary Mother

Film Synopsis

Winner, Jury Grand Prize, Best Performance by an Actress, 2017

A 50-year-old housewife Manana took a decision to make her dream career, writing, come true – the thing that she sacrificed to the family. Relying on the contents of the book, Manana seems to foresee an upcoming threat – troubles, resonance, an aggression which will follow the edition of the book, firstly from her own family and afterwards from the society itself. Despite of that premonition, she takes a risk and reads the book to the members of her family and instantly realizes that her fears were reasonable. From this moment on her life changes radically.





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