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City life has always piqued curiosity about who the stranger is on the street and this hauntingly original narrative answers the question by sifting through the complicated lives of four different women, bound together by a threatening NYC subway incident. Its title, Materna, (Latin for maternal), evokes the central theme of each of the stories where, like a door opening to a deeply intimate space, their hunger, vulnerability, and intricate battles about motherhood are revealed. Through the unique format of four distinctive vignettes, David Gutnik showcases deep, character-driven storytelling about inherently divisive topics that gradually builds to a crescendo. The powerhouse performances and striking cinematography have earned the film several prizes at film festivals last year. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    105 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    David Gutnik
  • Screenwriter
    Assol Abdullina, Jade Eshete, David Gutnik
  • Producer
    Liz Cardenas, Emily McEvoy
  • Cast
    Kate Lyn Sheil, Assol Abdullina, Lindsay Burdge, Jade Eshete, Rory Culkin, Michael Chernus, Sturgill Simpson
  • Cinematographer
    Chananun Chotrungroj, Kelly Jeffrey, Greta Zozula
  • Editor
    Elizabeth Rao, Brúsi Ólason
  • Production Design
    Rasul Kochkorbayev, April Lasky, Heather Yancey
  • Composer
    Andrew Orkin