"Little Match Girl" & "Mothers"
The first film is based on the story "The little girl with the matches" by Hans Christian-Andersen. The main character in the story is a little girl, a homeless orphan who instead of begging is selling matches on the side of the street. Moving and a visual treat. Then in "Mothers", 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. The fiction slowly turns into a documentary. Marking the return of Milcho Manchevski, "Mothers" portrays all types: dedicated, neglectful, loving, absent. Through these women, Manchevski renders the faces of human tragedy and joy. Employing an innovative structure, the three stories in Mothers highlight the delicate relationships of truth and fiction, of drama and documentary. What is the nature of truth?
2hrs 13mins long