European Union Film Festival 2023
Screening Dates
  • November 26, 2023 8:20

Endearing … [Mother] looks at the artistic endeavour from two points of view … [the] beautiful paradox of how an artist can feel both powerful and powerless.”

Ştefan Dobroiu, Cineuropa

Elena is a talented young theatre director who has already made a name for herself in the demanding and competitive artistic world of Sofia. Beyond her successful career, she dreams of having a child with her partner. Her future looks bright until Elena slowly begins to realize that she may not be able to conceive. In the midst of this existential crisis, she receives an invitation: an opportunity to teach acting and performing arts at an orphanage in Kibera, an area of extreme poverty on the outskirts of Nairobi. Far from the sophisticated urban circle of home, the experience forces Elena to reconsider everything she thought she wanted for herself and her future. An astute drama about finding new perspectives on life, Mother is an emotionally powerful tale of one woman’s journey to enlightenment.

In Bulgarian, English, Swahili, and Maasai with English subtitles

December 1 (Friday) through
December 17 (Sunday)

To stream this film:
Follow this link to the virtual platform.
Purchase a ticket for $12 (plus tax) or purchase a multi-film pass (details below). 

Once rented, you will have 72 hours to start the film.
If you are having technical issues with the stream, please click here.
You can also contact EUFF directly by emailing info@​euffonline.​ca.

This film is available to stream in Canada only. 

Five Virtual Film Bundle: $50 (plus tax)
Online Festival Pass: $100 (plus tax) 

Please note: Tickets to in-person screenings do not include access to online EUFF offerings, nor vice versa.