Asia Dér and Sári Haragonics’ film The Story Of My Mothers won two awards at the Moscow International Documentary Film Festival. In addition to the main prize, the film also won the award for Best Editing.
The Moscow DOKer International Documentary Film Festival was held in the Russian capital from 18–27 June. The Story Of My Mothers was included in the competition programme with ten other works. In addition to the award for the best documentary, the jury also awarded the work of editor Flóra Erdélyi.
Asia Dér and Sára Haragonics bring the politicised topic of rainbow families intimately close. The documentary, made over nearly five years, shows how two mothers and an adopted girl can become a family in today’s Hungary. Its protagonist is Virág, a former Member of Parliament who is about to adopt a child with her musician partner Nora. After two years of waiting, a Roma girl comes into their lives, but the directors continue to follow the family’s story.
The film won a special prize at the BIDF in March this year and was most recently awarded at the Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz in June. The Story of My Mothers is available on HBO GO.