Mother''s Wish

Joonas Berghäll, Finland, 2015

85 min.Documentary

Ten stories seen and told by women from different parts of the world, connected by the theme of motherhood. The women''s stories form an intense film about motherhood and love: the moment after first childbirth, the pride of being able to offer your children an education and the bright moments of everyday life. But the stories also show the effects of tragic events, such as a mother''s worry when her child falls sick or is mistreated. Above all, the stories speak of survival: These women have struggled through life against all odds. They give us hope of a better tomorrow.
Basic information Credits
Original title Äidin toive
Danish title Mother''s Wish
Director Joonas Berghäll
Screenplay Joonas Berghäll, Timo Vierimaa, Anna Nykyri
Producer Joonas Berghäll, Satu Majava, Timo Vierimaa
Director of Photography Tuomo Hutri, Heikki Färm, Henrik Bohn Ipsen, Jani Kumpulainen, Stéphanie Weber Biron
Editor Timo Peltola
Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Composer Jonas Söderman Bohlin
Appearance Karen Nyberg, Martine Blanchet, Lilitha Gibi, Nallely Castellón
Production country Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, , Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, United States, United Kingdom
Dialogue language English,Finnish,French,Nepali,Portuguese,Russian,Spanish,Swahili
Online release 22.05.2017
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Oktober, AVEK, Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Svenska Filminstitutet, MEDIA (EU), Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Co-production Mantaray Film AB, House of Real
With support from Finnish Film Foundation


Direction Joonas Berghäll


Screenplay Joonas Berghäll
Screenplay Timo Vierimaa
Screenplay Anna Nykyri


Producer Joonas Berghäll
Producer Satu Majava
Producer Timo Vierimaa
Co-producer Jesper Jack
Co-producer Christian von der Recke
Co-producer Stina Gardell
Executive producer Ronnie Fridthjof
Production assistant Katja Sohl


Cinematographer Tuomo Hutri
Cinematographer Heikki Färm
Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Cinematographer Jani Kumpulainen
Cinematographer Stéphanie Weber Biron


Editor Timo Peltola


Composer Jonas Söderman Bohlin


Sound designer Peter Albrechtsen
Sound editor Lars Halvorsen
Sound editor Jacques Pedersen
Sound effects recordist Mikkel Nielsen
Foley artist Heikki Kossi
Foley editor Pietu Korhonen


Appearance Karen Nyberg
Appearance Martine Blanchet
Appearance Lilitha Gibi
Appearance Nallely Castellón
Appearance Terri Steinberg
Appearance Carla Brito
Appearance Rachel Edwards
Appearance Maria Fetisova
Appearance Riikka

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