In an ever-globalising world, increasing numbers of families are forced to adapt as more and more young people face the prospect of migrating for work. In conversation with the mothers of migrants in Budapest, this film considers a lesser-documented aspect of migration, focusing on the effects migration has at home, for those left behind.
Exploring themes of absence and loss, mother-daughter relationships and shifting matriarchal roles, this film will be an intimate portrayal of the emotional experience of migration from the perspective of the mothers left behind as they navigate their relationship with their daughters across the distance of foreign countries, languages and cultures.
The filmmaker seeks to engage with shared experience, evoking nostalgic reminiscences of childhood and warm family memories, to draw together viewer and subject and situate the audience in the emotional world of the mothers. It is her hope that mothers both in Hungary and around the world might see a part of themselves reflected in this film, and that it may provide a source of comfort and empowerment for women sharing a similar experience.