Ateliergespräch - WHITE MAMA

Screening and Q&A with Zosya Rodkevich

Three female filmmakers present their formally and content-wise outstanding works. Their films deal with gender roles in our society, but each director has her own unique approach:

In WHITE MAMA, Zosya Rodkevich and Evgeniya Ostanina create an extreme closeness to the protagonists via the camera work. After the screening, the film will be discussed in a 60-minute talk.

Moderation: Daniel Lang

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Russland 2018 – Director: Zosya Rodkevich, Evgeniya Ostanina – Original language: Russian – Subtitles: English

On the outskirts of Moscow, a mother lives with her six children and her new husband. They decide to adopt a seventh child, a boy with mental health problems and the harmony in the family comes under threat.

We present the German premiere of the film at DOK.fest München 2019.


Writer: Susanna Baranzhieva, Evgenia Ostanina. Camera: Zosya Rodkevich, Alina Makarova, Sergey Makarov. Sound: Georgy Ermolenko. Editing: Evgenia Ostanina. Production: Black and White Production. Producer: Alexander Rastorguev, Pavel Kostomarov, Ilya Malkin. Length: 97 min.

  • Monday
  • 10:00
  • HFF - Audimax
Daniel Lang
(Daniel Lang)

Daniel Lang is a filmmaker and educator. From 2012 to 2018, he taught in the Documentary Film Department at the HFF Munich. His areas of interest in teaching especially lie in experimental documentaries, the convergence of art and film and the short documentary form. Next to teaching he continues to make films, has organised the film festival “Über Kurz oder Lang” in Murnau am Staffelsee since 2009 and has been working for the DOK.fest Munich since 2013.