FILM
Mama, I’m Home

Country of production: Russia
Running time: 104’
Director: Vladimir Bitokov
Screenwriter: Maria Izyumova
Producers: Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov
Executive producer: Natalia Gorina
Director of photography: Ksenia Sereda R.G.C.
Production designer: Maxim Maleev
Costume designer: Olesya Vavilova
Make-up artist: Maria Mikhnevich
Editing: Anna Mass
Sound designer: Rostislav Alimov
Music by: Dmitry Evgrafov
Cast: Kseniya Rappoport, Yura Borisov, Ekaterina Shumakova, Alexander Gorchilin, Natalia Pavlenkova, Darren Kushkhov, Mazhit Zhanguzarov, Valeriy Balkizov
Production companies: AR Content, Non-Stop Production


Tonya is a bus driver in a village on the outskirts of Nalchik, a modest city in the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. Together with her daughter, Tonya is eagerly awaiting the return of her only son, who is fighting for a Russian private military contractor in Syria. When Tonya is told that he has been killed in action, she refuses to believe it. She is sure that there was a mistake and her son is alive. She begins a grueling public battle with the contractor and the authorities, demanding the return of her son. When it becomes obvious that all efforts to silence Tonya are fruitless, a strange young man arrives on her doorstep…