Motherland (Gimtine)


2019, 1h 37m, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Germany
Director: Tomas Vengris
Cast: Matas Metlevski, Severija Janušauskaite
Genre: Drama

Shortly after the fall of the USSR, 12-year-old Kovas travels to his mother Viktorija’s homeland for the first time. It has been 20 years since she escaped Soviet-occupied Lithuania and has now returned to reclaim her beloved family estate. Viktorija’s former flame, Romas, claims to have useful connections and escorts them to the family land. When they find the tattered estate occupied by an impoverished Russian family, they must consider how far they are willing to go to keep their dreams intact. Canadian Premiere, CEFF 2021.

All films at CEFF are presented in their original language with English subtitles.

In-Cinema: Sun Nov 14 at 3:30 PM (Globe Cinema 2)
Stream: Nov 6-14 across Canada


Presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Canada