This absurdist parable about the doting mother of a brutal torturer was shot without the permission of the Czechoslovak authorities and was specially commissioned at the Amsterdam Film Festival. A wordless play with Christmas music on the soundtrack, the film’s themes are nothing less than love and humanity. Screens before Late Night Talks with Mother.

International title
Mother and Son
Filmmaker
Jan Němec
Country
West Germany, Netherlands
Year
1967
Medium
Betacam SP
Length
11’
Language
English
Producer
Wim Verstappen, Pim de la Parra
Production Company
Scorpio Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln
Sales
Jan Němec - Film
Writer
Jan Němec
Cinematography
Mat van Hensbergen
Cast
Peter Straub, Carla de la Carança, Miroslav Dohnal, Eduard Hrubeš, Jiří Janoušek