Hot Mother

A mother and her daughter are going through a major crisis. Lack of understanding on one side, rejection on the other. They hope that a visit to a spa hotel in the mountains will help bring them closer together again, but as the questions grow more intimate in the sauna, the conflict escalates. The situation intensifies to a tragic impasse, which the director and screenwriter depicts as a physical and psychological nightmare.
by Lucy Knox
with Erana James, Alison Bruce, Ballantyne Haines
New Zealand 2020 English 15’ Colour World premiere

With

  • Erana James (Sofia)
  • Alison Bruce (Naomi)
  • Ballantyne Haines (Receptionist)

Crew

Written and directed byLucy Knox
CinematographyAdam Luxton
EditingPaul Rowe
MusicEvelyn Ida Morris
Sound DesignMaxwell Scott
SoundAnt Nevison
Production DesignLeigh Stockton
CostumesSarah Voon
Make-upNikki Milina
CastingStu Turner
ProducersEvie Mackay, W.A.M. Bleakley

Produced by

Paper Road Productions

Auckland, New Zealand

+64 223 580771

Swag Film

Auckland, New Zealand

+64 224 78288

New Zealand Film Commission

Wellington, New Zealand

+64 4 3827680

www.nzfilm.co.nz www.nzfilm.co.nz

World sales

Paper Road Productions

Auckland, New Zealand

+64 223 580771

Lucy Knox

The award-winning screenwriter and director has made short films that have screened at festivals including the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Palm Springs International ShortFest as well as being presented at MoMA. She works in both fiction and documentary formats and is currently developing her debut feature film.

Filmography

2017 I Will Treasure Your Friendship; short documentary 2018 An Act of Love; short film · Last Man Standing; short documentary 2020 Hot Mother; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

Dates

14plus Short Films 2
Feb 29 14:30

Cubix 8

Subtitles: English

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Feb 22 15:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Feb 25 14:00

Cubix 8

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Feb 26 17:00

CinemaxX 1

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Feb 28 13:30

Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

Subtitles: English

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