'The Mother' is one of the most primordial and deeply held
symbols in our human lexicon. Whether it is in the guise of the
Virgin Mary, Gaea 'The Mother Goddess' or the wicked stepmothers
that populate children's fairy tales, the symbol of the mother is a
profound human expression, rooted in our earliest fantasies.
In this film, the symbol is given a modern reworking through the
story of Kate, a single and lonely woman in her late thirties, who
is desperately trying to change the course of her troublesome life.
Living in a nondescript, industrial port city in the South of
England, Kate saves the money she receives from her cleaning job in
order to pay for a planned artificial insemination. When the doctor
discovers Kate's past, he refuses to allow her the treatment.
Desperate, Kate is forced to find alternative that leads her to the
least likely of places.
This film is another look at what it means to be a mother in our