Revelation Film Festival 2014

2016 Films


Somebody's Mother

Dir: Gabriela Tollman
Year: 2016
Country: USA
Duration: 83mins

Australian Premiere

Following the death of her baby, Clare turns to her sister Anna for support. However, Anna is also facing a personal and profound crisis.

Telling the story of the two-sisters both struggling with traumas, Somebody’s Mother is a family drama that explores tragedy and grief with a rare power. The intense, emotionally developed script is matched by strong performances that explore the women’s different experiences of motherhood.

Gabriela Tollman, who also wrote and stars in the film, has an extensive resume of short films (including The Last Gunshot and Birth of Industry) that have played at festivals across the world, including Cannes, and Somebody’s Mother is a powerful drama and poignant feature film debut. 

This is a rare, brave film, in which the most painful experiences of motherhood are explored with a rare depth. Shot and edited to emphasize the intimate emotional moments the protagonists face Somebody's Mother makes for powerful viewing.

Sun 10, 2.15pm, Luna Leederville (Buy Tickets)
Sat 16, 12.45pm, Luna Leederville (Buy Tickets)