KATE STONEHILL AND JAS PITT
EDITED ON PREMIER PRO
THE LUSH FILM FUND PRESENTS A TRY HARD FILM
IN ASSOCIATION WITH NAGA PRODUCTURA
Under the watchful eye of their vogueing mother, a young dancer from a Rio de Janeiro favela navigates Brazil’s vibrant ballroom scene. Together, they compete and perform at balls across the country, in one of the most dangerous places in the world to be visibly queer. When a new age of violence dawns on the LGBTQ+ communities of Brazil, the family bands together in an act of creative resistance. Filmed during the first year of the Bolsonaro presidency, MOTHER is is a queer coming of age story about the power of chosen family.