A GOOD MOTHER - Festivals 2017

The TV film A GOOD MOTHER, a production from FFP New Media commissioned by NDR and ARD Degeto for the First Channel, has given its world premiere at the 35th Munich Film Festival in June 2017 and was presented at the 'Festival des deutschen Films' in Ludwigshafen at the beginning of September.


The story:

Single mother MONA, who has brought her two children back to a little village on the Baltic in order to say farewell to the world, meets the local police Inspector, GRETA, who is intent on leaving home and turning her back on her job, her boyfriend and her mother.

Greta, who has just been appointed to the Berlin Homicide Commission and is delighted at the prospect of leaving town forever, suddenly discovers that she is pregnant. This wasn't part of her plan – but now another shock is in store for her; a young girl has vanished without trace… Mona’s daughter. Greta has come to feel there is a strange bond between her and Mona, and now she throws herself into the task of discovering what has happened to little MALEN, utilizing all forces at her disposal. There are various indications that a violent crime may have been committed, and Greta begins to investigate Mona’s past. The desperate search for the little girl leads us deeper and deeper into the souls of the two female protagonists, finally revealing the trauma of Mona's older son, DANNY, who only ever wanted to do the right thing…


A GOOD MOTHER features Petra Schmidt-Schaller and Mina Tander, Juri Winkler, Lucas Prisor, Axel Milberg and Judy Winter in the leading roles.

The film has been directed by Claudia Garde according to a screenplay by Christian Jeltsch, the director of photography is Philip Peschlow, and the commissioning editors are Christoph Pellander (NDR) and Christine Strobl (ARD Degeto).


A GOOD MOTHER will be broadcast on the 1st of November 2017 as part of the 'Wednesday Film' on ARD.


Photos of the world premiere at the 35th Munich Film Festival 2017:

Photos: Michael Tinnefeld