Motherland Motherland Trailer
Hanna Badziaka & Alexander Mihalkovich



After the loss of her son, Svetlana investigates the violent culture of the Belarusian army. A group of friends soon to be enlisted, they go to rave parties and protest march following the re-election of Aleksandr Lukashenko.

  • Director: Hanna Badziaka, Alexander Mihalkovich
  • Soundtrack: Thomas Angell Endresen, Yngve Leidulv Sætre
  • Cinematography: Siarhiej Kanaplianik
  • Screenplay: Hanna Badziaka, Alexander Mihalkovich
  • Cinema Premiere: May 15, 2023

What do the critics think?


3 reviews of Motherland (2023)

  • 1. Svenska Dagbladet
    8.3 / 10

    Methodically, the image of a country that is standing and stamping on the same spot, hard and heavy in worn military boots, emerges, and the imprint is powerful. - Jakob Åsell

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  • 2. Sveriges Radio
    Positiv, no rating

    "Motherland" depicts the brutal military service in Belarus - Lisa Bergström

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  • 3. Nöjesguiden
    6 / 10

    The truth must come out, and many have already lost more than just their freedom. - Andreas Heilborn

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